The National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies is an administration placed under the authority of the Ministry of the Economy.
However, it enjoys scientific and professional independence, in other words it sets its work programme in accordance with national and European statistical legislation, and it produces and distributes its data in a strictly neutral way.
Its tasks are to provide public and private decision-makers and citizens with a high-quality public information service.
It commits to produce statistics, analyses and studies that represent a detailed, reliable and objective image of Luxembourg's society.
Finally, it coordinates the Grand Duchy's statistics system, which is organised according to the principle of statistical centralisation.