Estimation procedure in Monthly retail trade survey in Serbia using R software

Sofija Suvocarev (
Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia


The objective of Monthly retail trade survey (MRTS), based on the sample and on the VAT reports received from Tax administration, is to provide the data on turnover of goods in retail trade in order to measure monthly changes in turnover. Indices, totals and standard errors are calculated for territory of the Republic of Serbia and the territorial units (NUTS 2). For the Republic of Serbia, these parameters are calculated also by two groups and eight classes of NACE Rev. 2. The calculation is based on stratified simple random sample. This paper shows how estimation procedure for these parameters is implemented in R software.

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Romanian Statistical Review 2/2014