The Official Statistics of Sweden
There is a distinction between official statistics and other public statistics. Official statistics are statistics that are produced according to the statistical act and ordinance and published as required by official regulations.
The Official Statistics Act states that official statistics are statistics for public information, planning and research purposes in specified areas produced by appointed public authorities in accordance with the provisions issued by the Government. Official statistics shall be objective and made available, free of charge, to the public. Further, they are to be produced and published in a manner that protects the privacy of individuals.
All authorities responsible for official statistics should each year provide an updated description for every product for which they are responsible.
When official statistics are published they should be accompanied by the phrase "Official Statistics of Sweden".