Statistics Poland
Główny Urząd Statystyczny
Agency overview
Formed13 July 1918; 105 years ago (13 July 1918)
Parent agencyPrime Minister of Poland

Statistics Poland (Polish: Główny Urząd Statystyczny, popularly called GUS), formerly known in English as the Central Statistical Office,[2] is the Polish government's chief executive agency charged with collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population, and society in Poland, at the national and local levels. The president of Statistics Poland (currently Dominik Rozkrut) reports directly to the Prime Minister of Poland and is considered the equivalent of a Polish government minister.

Ludwik Krzywicki

The agency was established on 13 July 1918[3] by Ludwik Krzywicki, one of the most notable sociologists of his time.

Inactive during World War II, GUS was reorganized in March 1945 and as of 31 July 1947 was under control of the Ordinance of the Council of Ministers (along with the Organization of Official Statistics).[3]

The office is divided into several separate branches, each responsible for a different set of data. The branches include the Divisions of Coordination of Statistical Surveys, Analyses and Regional Statistics, Dissemination, National Accounts and Finance, Business Statistics and Registers, Social Statistics, Services Statistics, Agriculture and Environment Statistics, International Cooperation, Budgetary, and Personnel.

Notable GUS publications include Rocznik Statystyczny (Statistical Yearbook), Mały Rocznik Statystyczny (Concise Statistical Yearbook), Demographic Yearbook of Poland,[4] and Wiadomości Statystyczne (Statistical News).

In November 2018 GUS estimated that the average monthly wage in Poland was PLN 4,966 (1,158, $1,317).[5] According to GUS, during the same month Poland's retail sales increased by 8.2% year-on-year and fell by 2.7% month-on-month[6] while the economy as a whole grew at an annual rate of 5.1%.[7] In December 2018, prices of consumer goods and services increased by 1.1% from the previous year[8] while wages rose 1% from the previous month[9] and unemployment rose .1%.[10]

Former GUS logo

Former presidents

See also


  1. ^ Informacja o wynikach kontroli wykonania budżetu państwa w 2017 r. w części 58 - Główny Urząd Statystyczny
  2. ^ Słownik procedur parlamentarnych, Kancelaria Sejmu, ISBN 83-909381-0-3, p. 394
  3. ^ a b "Brief note on the history of statistics". United Nations. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Demographic Yearbook of Poland 2017". Statistics Poland. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Polish workers confident about finding new job: survey". Radio Poland. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Retail sales in Poland up y/y in November - Eurostat". 7 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Polish GDP likely grew around 5% in 2018: investment minister". Radio Poland. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  8. ^ "December's CPI in Poland at 1.1 pct y/y - stats office". The First News. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Wages, employment up y/y in Poland in December: stats office". Radio Poland. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Polish unemployment at 5.8% in December: stats office". Radio Poland. 24 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.

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