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Frequently Asked Questions






Qstn. 1: What΄s new on CYSTAT΄s upgraded website?

Qstn. 2: Is there any charge for using the statistical data produced by CYSTAT?

Qstn. 3: Is it possible for someone to use / republish the information provided on the web?

Qstn. 4: Why should I register?

Qstn. 5: How can I register?

Qstn. 6: What should I do if I forget my password?

Qstn. 7: Is it possible to receive CYSTAT΄s latest website updates by e-mail?

Qstn. 8: Is there any charge for using the "Alert" service?

Qstn. 9: Which period does the Release Calendar cover?

Qstn. 10: What is the difference between a Confirmed Announcement and a Preliminary?

Qstn. 11: Where can I find older Announcements and/or historical data?

Qstn. 12: What is indicated by the dates in the Key Figures section?

Qstn. 13: What does CYSTAT publish and where can I find them?

Qstn. 14: Which publications are included in the search engine in section Publications?

Qstn. 15: Where can I find previous publications?

Qstn. 16: Is there any difference in the content between a printed and an electronic publication?

Qstn. 17: Are all CYSTAT΄s publications available in both printed and electronic form?

Qstn. 18: Which software do I need to open pdf files;

Qstn. 19: Why I can΄t download electronic publications?

Qstn. 20: How can I obtain and pay a printed publication?

Qstn. 21: Are there any methodological information available on CYSTAT΄s website?

Qstn. 22: What is indicated by the icon located on the left side of the heading of some tables in the Key Figures section?

Qstn. 23: What is ESMS?

Qstn. 24: Where can I find Survey Questionnaires?

Qstn. 25: I cannot find the data I am interested in…

Qstn. 26: I have a question that is not in the FAQs…





Qstn. 1: What΄s new on CYSTAT΄s upgraded website?

The most important innovations introduced are:

- Reorganization of Statistical themes / Subthemes (changing the title of themes, introducing new or removing some themes / subthemes) and they are shown in a table on the Homepage for easier access to the statistical data

- Information is available only under the Statistical Subthemes. In each subtheme there are 4 tabs as follows:
A. Announcements: Contains the Announcements, the Announcements Archive and the announcements that will be released soon, of the particular Statistical Subtheme
B. Key Figures: Contains the Key Figures and the Key Figures Archive of the Statistical Subtheme
C. Methodology: Contains the Methodological notes (they are still linked with the Key Figures) and the Surveys Questionnaires of the particular subtheme
D. Publications: Contains the latest Publications (of each Title) of the Statistical Subtheme, based on Publication date and also the Publications Archive. Publications (and Publications Archive) are still available under the section “Publications” that there is search facility

- On Release Calendar webpage a functional calendar is introduce and the users are able to select the month, the year and day in a month and they will have the related announcements. The Release Calendar includes the announcements which are going to be released in the current month and the three months that follow. In addition, the Release Calendar is also an Announcements Archive, since it contains all the announcements of the Statistical Service from 2000.

- The Announcements are presented in three colours. In blue, those which are released already, in green, those which are going to be released in the current week and in brown, those that are scheduled to be released later.

- Redesign of the Homepage and introduce of the section “Will be announced this week...”

- The “On-line Order” service is removed from the website

- Upgrading of the “Alert” service and expansion to the Release Calendar
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Qstn. 2: Is there any charge for using the statistical data produced by CYSTAT?

All statistical data presented on CYSTAT΄s website is offered to users free of charge. There is charge only for printed publications and tailor-made requests.
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Qstn. 3: Is it possible for someone to use / republish the information provided on the web?

Yes, provided that the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus is stated as the source of the information.
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Qstn. 4: Why should I register?

All registered users have free access to the "
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Qstn. 5: How can I register?

You must fill in the predefined form located in the section Services->
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Qstn. 6: What should I do if I forget my password?

Follow the link in the
Login service and then follow the instructions at the tab "Forgot your Password;"



Qstn. 7: Is it possible to receive CYSTAT΄s latest website updates by e-mail?

This service is available. You can register to the "
Alert" service and receive via e-mail all new website entries, for the latest Key Figures, Announcements, Publications and also Release Calendar update



Qstn. 8: Is there any charge for using the "Alert" service?

No. The service is available free of charge to all registered users.




Qstn. 9: Which period does the Release Calendar cover?

The
Release Calendar is updated every Friday and contains the dates of the Announcements of the Statistical Service which are scheduled to be released in the following week and furthermore, are available the preliminary dates of almost all the reoccurring announcements for the current month and the next three. In addition the users are able to view all the published announcements on a monthly basis for all the years that there were announcements (by selecting month and year and clicking on GO, on the calendar) and in this way the Release Calendar webpage is also an Archive of the Announcements of the Statistical Service of Cyprus.



Qstn. 10: What is the difference between a Confirmed Announcement and a Preliminary?

A Confirmed Announcement, which is in green colour, shows that the release date is set (confirmed), while a Preliminary Announcement, which is in brown colour, shows that the release date is preliminary and can be changed.




Qstn. 11: Where can I find older Announcements and/or historical data?

You can find older announcements in Announcements Archive under the tab Announcements of the Statistical Subthemes and also in the "
Release Calendar".
Historical data you can find in the Key Figures Archive under the tab Key Figures of the Statistical Subthemes.



Qstn. 12: What is indicated by the dates in the Key Figures section?

The dates indicate the most recent update of each table.




Qstn. 13: What does CYSTAT publish and where can I find them?

The survey results and all statistical data compiled by CYSTAT are published in paper and/or electronic publications available to the public. More than 50 reports (annual, quarterly, monthly) are issued every year. Detailed information for all Publications is available in the
Publications Catalogue. The electronic publications (in pdf files) are available free of charge on CYSTAT΄s website under the section Publications and also under the tab Publications in each Statistical Subtheme. The printed publications are available for sale from the Government Printing Office and from CYSTAT offices.



Qstn. 14: Which publications are included in the search engine in section Publications?

The
Publications webpage includes the most recent publications of each theme.



Qstn. 15: Where can I find previous publications?

For previous electronic publications you must visit the
Publications Archive under the section Publications and they are also available under the section Archived Publications of the tab Publications in each Statistical Subtheme. For information regarding printed publications download the "Publications Catalogue" or contact the Statistical Service (Contact us).



Qstn. 16: Is there any difference in the content between a printed and an electronic publication?

No. The content of a printed and an electronic publication is identical.




Qstn. 17: Are all CYSTAT΄s publications available in both printed and electronic form?

The last years it is CYSTAT΄s aim that all new publications are made available in both printed and electronic form (pdf files).




Qstn. 18: Which software do I need to open pdf files;

In order to open pdf files you need Acrobat reader. You can download it in section
Publications.



Qstn. 19: Why I can΄t download electronic publications?

The problem may be due to the large size of the file combined with the speed for download provided by your Internet connection. Try to save the file first and then open it. By pressing right click, select "save target as" and save the file on your computer.




Qstn. 20: How can I obtain and pay a printed publication?

Printed publications are available for sale from the Government Printing Office and from CYSTAT offices. Payment of orders can only be made by cash or by cheque to the name "Director Statistical Service, Nicosia, Cyprus".
In addition, users can obtain printed publications by mail, making their order to the Statistical Service (
enquiries@cystat.mof.gov.cy). When receiving the order, an invoice which includes the order, the cost of publications and the cost of sending them by postal mail is sent (by email or by post). The user issues a check to the name of "Director of the Statistical Service, Nicosia, Cyprus" and sends it to the offices of Statistical Service in Nicosia (Statistical Service, M. Karaoli. 1444 Nicosia) and upon the receipt of the check CYSTAT sends the reports to the address of the user (which is declared in the beginning).



Qstn. 21: Are there any methodological information available on CYSTAT΄s website?

Methodological information are available under the tab Methodology of the Statistical Subthemes and also under the tab Key Figures where the icon appears.




Qstn. 22: What is indicated by the icon located on the left side of the heading of some tables in the Key Figures section?

Τhe icon indicates the existence of related methodological information.




Qstn. 23: What is ESMS?

The Euro SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS) contains the description and representation of statistical metadata concepts to be used for documenting statistical data and for providing summary information useful for assessing data quality and the production process in general. The broad concepts used are compatible with the SDMX cross-domain concepts and with the common terminology as published within the SDMX "Metadata Common Vocabulary" (all published in January 2009).




Qstn. 24: Where can I find Survey Questionnaires?

Survey Questionnaires in electronic format (pdf files) are available under the tab Methodology of the Statistical Subthemes.




Qstn. 25: I cannot find the data I am interested in…

Contact us by filling the predefined form in ¨
Contact us¨.



Qstn. 26: I have a question that is not in the FAQs…

Contact us by filling the predefined form in¨
Contact us¨.












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