State statistical activity in the Republic of Belarus is carried out in accordance with:
- The Constitution of the Republic of Belarus
- The Law of the Republic of Belarus of 28 November 2004 No. 345-Z "On State Statistics"
- By the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus "On Certain Issues of State Statistics Bodies" of August 26, 2008 No. 445
State statistical observations
collection of primary statistical data carried out by state statistics bodies or state organizations authorized to maintain state statistics for the purpose of generating official statistical information.
Non-centralized state statistical observations
collection of primary statistical data, carried out by state organizations authorized to maintain state statistics
reporting (other than state statistical reporting), introduced by a government body, another organization for subordinates (members of the system, a system), as well as for non-subordinate organizations on matters within its competence