Innovation activities of enterprises

Legal basis

The legal basis for the implementation of the survey on innovation activities of enterprises is the Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System of Montenegro ("Official Gazette of Montenegro“, No. 18/12 and 47/19) and Annual plan of statistical surveys.


Purpose of survey

Aimed at the harmonization with the requirements of the European official statistics, the Statistical Office of Montenegro – MONSTAT has for the first time implemented a regular survey on innovation activities of enterprises for the 2018 – 2020 period.

The purpose of innovation statistics is to obtain data on innovative activities in industry and selected services, on the number of enterprises engaged in the process and/or production of innovations in the observed period, on enterprises that have ongoing or no innovative activities, how many funds have been invested in innovative activities, cooperation with other enterprises, institutions and users of innovations in development, as well as the effects of innovative activities.

Coverage of survey

Statistical Business Register (SBR) is used as the frame for the coverage for this survey. Reporting units are enterprises with 10 or more employees classified in sectors B to M73 according to the NACE Rev 2 classification.


Data obtained from reporting units represent an official secret and used only for statistical purposes and cannot be published or made available to any user. The results of the survey are published at the aggregated level and the privacy of the individual data is completely ensured.

For more details on published data, methodology, and releases please see the sections below.

Data Methodology Releases Quality reports Metadata