• 1528 – the "zemininku" (farmers) census first mentioned in historical sources.

  • 1861 – the survey of national and religious relations in the Vilnius governors' area.

  • 1897 – the first population census by sex, confession, business, age and other breakdown.

  • 1878, 1888 and 1905 - agricultural censuses.

  • 1908 – the industrial census.

  • 06 September 1919 - after the Independence was declared, General Department of Statistics was established. V. Petrulis was appointed as director.

  • 01 January 1921 – the Central Statistical Bureau was established. G. Feterauskas was appointed as director.

  • 21 May 1921 – statutes of the Permanent Commission of Statistics announced.

  • 1922 – the Steigiamasis Seimas (Parliament) passed the Law on the Overall Population Census.

  • 1923 – the first Population Census of the pre-war Lithuania.

  • 03 October 1923 - Agricultural Statistics was attached to the Central Statistical Bureau.

  • 1924 – Foreign Trade Statistics division was established.

  • 1927 – the first Balance of Payments compiled in Lithuania.

  • 1930 – the Cabinet of Ministers passed the Law on Statistics.

  • 1930 – the Overall agricultural census. Its data published in three languages in 1932.

  • 1940 – with the outset of the soviet occupation Lithuanian statistics became a part of the Soviet statistical system.

  • 18 April 1990 – after the restoration of Independence, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania established the Lithuanian Department of Statistics. (Directors of Statistics Lithuania: V. Jankauskas 1990–1992, V. Trukšinas 1992–1993, K. Zaborskas 1993–1997, P. Adlys 1997–2001, A. Šemeta 2001–2008 December, V. Lapėnienė 2009 till now).

  • The Seimas (Parliament) passed the amended law on Statistics (No VIII-1511) on 23 December 1999, which came into force on 31 December 1999.

  • 85 anniversary of Statistics Lithuania was celebrated September 2004.

  • 1995 – Common declaration between Eurostat and statistical institutes of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia signed.

  • 2000 – Negotiations chapter 12 on „Statistics" for the EU membership closed.

  • 2001 – Overall Population and housing census carried out.

  • 2003 – Overall Agricultural census carried out.

  • 2004 – Lithuanian statistics became a fully-fledged member of the European Statistical System (ESS).

  • May–September 2010 – Overall Agricultural census carried out.

  • 2007 –  The management system of Statistics Lithuania was certified by independent Certification Office as fully compliant with ISO 9001:2000 requirements, recertified in 2010.

  • 2010 October 20 the World Statistics day was celebrated by Statistics Lithuania for the first time.

  • 1 to 16 March 2011 first time in the history of Lithuanian Population censuses residents could enumerate themselves via internet.

  • 2013 – The conformity of the quality management system of Statistics Lithuania to the requirements of the quality management system standard ISO 9001:2008 has been confirmed for the third time, and a respective certificate was awarded.

  • In the second half of 2013, Lithuania held the Presidency of the European Union. Statistics Lithuania was chairing the Council Working Group on Statistics.


Document updated: 2017-06-16