Rounding methods for protecting EU-aggregates
Document typeConference report
PublisherEurostat-Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
Rights accessOpen Access
In the European Statistical System the statistical information is collected by the National Statistical Institutes (NSIs). The NSIs produce aggregate tables at the national level. They are also responsible for proper protection of these tables and hence they have to keep certain cells confidential, suppressing them from publications. Eurostat produces statistical information at the EU-level. However, the national suppressions hamper very much the publication of EU-aggregates although it is often only a few smaller countries having to keep their contribution to the EU-total confidential. This paper reports on a research-project that aims for making more EU aggregates available whilst at the same time guaranteeing the national suppressed figures to remain confidential.
CitationGiessing, S.; Hundepool, A.; Castro, J. Rounding methods for protecting EU-aggregates. A: Joint UNECE/Eurostat Work Session on Statistical Data Confidentiality. "Eurostat methodologies and working papers. Worksession on statistical data confidentiality". Manchester: Eurostat-Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2007, p. 255-264.