Survey of business set in May
by Jemin B. Guillermo
Roxas City (30 April) -- The economic activities of businesses in the country will be unveiled this May.
Information Officer Rosiebelle Alanes of the National Statistics Office (NSO) in Capiz disclosed that some 205 establishments in Capiz will compose the sample respondents for the 2006 Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI).
Alanes said that CPBI is a national survey that aims to gather data on the economic activities of the establishments in the entire country last year.
She stressed that the data will serve as basis in analyzing and evaluating the industry structures and business performance.
The results of the survey will also guide policy makers and planners in business decision-making and policy formulation, she said.
According to Alanes, the 2006 CPBI will cover establishments engaged in agriculture, hunting and forestry as well as in fishing, mining and quarrying, manufacturing and construction.
She said that it also includes those engaged in wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles, motorcycles and personal and household goods, hotel and restaurants, transport, storage and communication.
The survey also covers those in the financial intermediation, real estate, renting and business activities, private education, health and social work, and other community, social and personal service activities.
Along with the 2006 CPBI census is the 2006 Input-Output Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (IOSPBI), which is a survey of establishments designed to collect detailed information on the production, revenues, cost and inventories of products and rendered services, Alanes said. (PIA) [top]