The Statistical Council is an advisory body the purpose of which is to develop the system of official statistics by providing recommendations to statistical institutions, as well as facilitating cooperation between statistical institutions, respondents and users of statistics.
The Statistical Council acts according to its by-laws (only in Latvian). The by-laws and members of the Statistical Council are approved by the Minister for Economics. The term of office of the members of the Statistical Council is four years. Members of the Statistical Council may be repeatedly approved for work in the Council.