The Official Statistics Programme, based on the Statistics Law of Turkey No 5429, is prepared for a 5-year-period and put into practice with a Decree of the Council of Ministers in order to determine the basic principles and standards dealing with the production and dissemination of official statistics and to produce reliable, timely, transparent and impartial data required at national and international level. The second Official Statistics Programme put into practice after it was published in the Official Gazette No: 28164 of 05/01/2012 and covers the period from 2012 to 2016. The Programme gives information on the definitions, methods, contents, classifications, and the publication periodicity/ schedule of the data and the institutions responsible for compilation and publication. In the Programme, there are official statistics under 6 themes, 40 topics and 287 sub-topics. These themes are: Statistical infrastructure, social and demographic statistics, macroeconomic statistics, business statistics, agriculture statistics and environment statistics.