The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducts the 2018 Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI) and 2018 Input-Output Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (IOSPBI) starting in April 2019.
In Region I, a total of 2, 368 establishments for CPBI will be visited by PSA regular field personnel and hired Statistical Researchers (SRs).
The 2018 CPBI is the 16th of the series of economic censuses in the country. It is one of the three national censuses being conducted by the PSA per Republic Act (RA) 10625 (Philippine Statistical Act of 2013) and a designated statistical activity as per Executive Order No. 352, series of 1996.
The CPBI is undertaken every five years to collect and generate information on the levels, structure, performance and trends of economic activities of the formal sector of the economy. Specifically, it aims to: collect and generate information on employment, revenue, expense, capital expenditures and total assets of the establishments by industry and by region; generate indicators such as value added, labor productivity, profitability and other indicators which are necessary for the evaluation of the performance of industries at the national and regional levels; generate information on micro, small, and medium establishments/enterprises (MSMEs); generate gender disaggregated statistics on employment; generate statistics on research and development expenditures of establishments; and update basic information of establishments and enterprise for the improvement of the Statistical Business Registrar (SBR). The data to be collected from the CPBI will constitute bases upon which the government and the private sector can formulate policies and evolve economic development plans.
On the other hand, the 2018 IOSPBI is the 8th of the Input-Output (I-O) survey series conducted by the PSA and will be undertaken in 2019 as a rider survey to the 2018 CPBI.
The 2018 IOSPBI will collect detailed information on the revenue, expense and inventories by the product of businesses and industries covered in the 2018 CPBI in order to build input structure and to construct the distribution of output required in the compilation of the 2018 I-O Table. An I-O Table is a comprehensive, detailed and consistent presentation of the flow of goods and services in an economy for a specified period of time which provides a basis for analysis of the inter-industry use of good and services, its intermediate uses, and the flow of goods and services up to final demand.
The PSA enjoins the respondents of covered establishments to extend their full support and cooperation to our data collectors for the success of the 2018 CPBI and 2018 IOSPBI. The establishments are assured that all information they will provide to the PSA will be treated strictly confidential as stipulated under Section 26 and 27 of RA 10625 and Section 7 under Republic Act 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees).
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