Voorburg Group on Service Statistics

For nearly 30 years, representatives from national statistical agencies have met to address selected problems in statistical methods. The Voorburg Group derives its name from the city in Netherlands where it first met in 1987. The experience with the Voorburg Group has shown that the international community can benefit greatly from such a process. These informal consultative groups are an innovative way to use country resources to improve and speed up the international standards development process.

At this site you can search for all the papers presented at every meeting, view the agenda and participants for all meetings and get the latest Voorburg Group News.

The General Documentation link contains the latest Glossary, Thesaurus, Methodology papers, and a Primer on Mini-Presentations, Sector Papers, and Revisited Sector Papers.

Next Meeting

The 31st meeting of the Voorburg Group on Service Statistics was hosted by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics in Zagreb, Croatia from Monday the 19th to Friday the 23rd September 2016.

The meeting website with preliminary documents may be found at:

The next meeting will be hosted by the India Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the Fall of 2017. Contact information for the meeting will be published later on this website.

For further information on the Voorburg Group, please contact the co-chairs:

Jakob Kalko
Statistics Norway
Phone: (+47) 62-88-54-95
Mary Beth Garneau
Statistics Canada
Phone: (+1) 613-951-0469