This report describes nineteen characteristics of statistical output. Each characteristic – also called dimension - is elaborated according to a certain structure starting with the definition of the characteristic. For each characteristic possible indicators and measures are formulated and summerized as a checklist in an annex. This report has several purposes. Seven purposes of the report are identified like serve as a knowledge base while making an agreement with customers about quality of statistical output. The report does not contain guidelines for the CBS organization and has no mandatory character. Although it can serve as a starting point for developing guidelines.