Official Statistics of Sweden

According to law, there must be official statistics for general information, investigation and research. The statistics are to be objective and made available to the public.

Sweden’s Official Statistics (SOS) are statistics that are particularly important for describing Sweden. Official statistics contribute to the development of our society by being objective and relevant, which benefits citizens.

Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) has been tasked by the Government to be responsible for the official statistics within fishery and Marine and water environment. As a government agency responsible for statistics, we are responsible for ensuring that

  • the statistics are objective
  • the statistics are documented and
  • the statistics are accompanied by a quality declaration.

Official statistics must be kept publicly available free of charge on the internet. All official statistics must bear the text Sweden’s official statistics and/or carry the logo.

logotype for official statistics of Sweden

The logo and the text Sweden’s official statistics may not be used in further processing of the official statistics.

Government agency network

There are about thirty government agencies in Sweden who are responsible for the official statistics. Statistics Sweden is responsible for coordinating and supporting the system for official statistics. To read more about what constitutes official statistics and which government agencies form part of the network, visit Statistics Sweden’s website:

Published: 2023-10-04