Statistical Office to collect business census

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BANGKOK, 1 May 2012  – The National Statistical Office (NSO) has announced that it will dispatch representatives to collect data on business and industry census for the 2012 year. 

From May 1st- August the NSO will be asking for census from companies and industries across the country. The representatives have been contacting entrepreneurs asking them to cooperate by providing information through interviews or internet surveys.

The NSO previously collected basic data in 2011 on a number of companies in Thailand. According to the report, there were 2.2 million companies and around 10 million workers.

The survey this time will collect data on companies’ incomes, expenses, wages, and performances to be used as supporting data in the government’s economic development plans. The private sector could also use the data for business research and analysis.

The NSO is asking for cooperation from all businesses to give accurate information to the officials. The detailed information of each business will not be disclosed; only statistical report of overall Thai businesses will be available to the public.