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NSO 8 bares results of 2006 census of RP business and industry

Tacloban City (February 20) -- The National Statistics Office in Region 8 is set to hold a Regional Data Dissemination on the Results of the 2006 Census of Philippine Business and Industry on March 6, 2009, 1:30 pm at the Kanhuraw Convention Center in Tacloban City.

Acting Regional Director Raul F. Dones informed that the activity aims to raise awareness of the stakeholders and data users on the importance and relevance of the establishment-based census data.

About 100 participants are expected to converge in this activity coming from the different establishments in the region, national government agencies, local government units and non-government organizations, Director Dones said.

The Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI), formerly the Census of Establishments (CE) is a nationwide undertaking which aims to provide data on the structure and level of economic activity in the country, that serve as reliable bases upon which the government and private sectors can formulate policies and evolve economic development plans.

The survey results are used in establishing benchmark levels for measuring and comparing national, regional and provincial economic growth, construction of national and regional accounts of the Philippine economy.

The survey results are also used in formulating and monitoring plans/policies in the attainment of national and regional economic goals; in determining and comparing regional economic structures and performances; and in market research and feasibility studies.

The National Statistical Coordination Board uses the CPBI primarily for National Accounts estimation. Research institutions, international organizations such as United Nations Industrial Development Organization, World Bank, International Labor Organization, and Asian Development Bank, business entities, and students use CPBI data for market research, industry studies, and other economic analysis requirements.

The 2006 CPBI covers establishments engaged in the various economic activities as defined in the 1994 Philippine Standard Industrial Classification (PSIC) which include Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry; Fishing; Mining and Quarrying; Manufacturing; Electricity, Gas and Water Supply; Construction; Wholesale and Retail Trade, Repair of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles and Personal and Household Goods; Hotels and Restaurants; Transport, Storage and Communications; Financial Intermediation; Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities; Private Education; Health and Social Work; and other Community, Social and Personal Services. (PIA 8) [top]

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