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Philippine Statistics Authority Conducts Major Surveys of Business Establishments



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Philippine Statistics Authority Conducts Major Surveys
of Business Establishments

(PR-201502-PP1-02, Posted 10 February 2015)


The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducts the following general purpose establishment surveys reviewed under the Statistical Survey Review and Clearance System (SSRCS) as of 30 January 2015:

  1. 2015 Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries or MISSI

(SSRCS No.: PSA-1260; Clearance expiry date: 1/31/2016)

The MISSI is a regular survey conducted every month in order to provide planners and policymakers in both public and private sectors with timely flash indicators on the performance of growth-oriented industries in the manufacturing sector.  These indicators include the Value of Production Index (VaPI), Volume of Production Index (VoPI), growth rates of value and volume of net sales, and average capacity utilization rate.  The MISSI collects data on employment, compensation, value of production, revenue/sales, inventories and capacity utilization of the establishment.

A total budget of PhP 9.1 million is allocated for the conduct of the 2015 MISSI covering 1,100 establishments with total employment size of 20 and over. Data collection will be employed every 10th to 20th day of each month after the reference month.  A press release on the key indicators derived from the MISSI results shall be published at the PSA website every 40th day after the reference month.  Revision policy indicates that the revised/final data shall be communicated to the public through the press release in the succeeding month. 

MISSI results can be accessed at the following link:

  1. 2015 Producer Price Survey or PPS

(SSRCS No.: PSA-1261; Clearance expiry date: 3/31/2016)

The PPS is a survey conducted monthly to collect producer price data of manufactured commodities for the generation of the Producer Price Index (PPI), which measures the average monthly and yearly changes in the prices received by domestic producers in the manufacturing industry. 

Around PhP 3.7 million is earmarked by the PSA in 2015 to administer the survey to 1,100 establishments with recorded total employment size of 20 and over.  PPS questionnaires are distributed to establishments every 10th to 25th of each month after the reference month.  Press releases on the PPI are scheduled to be published every 35th day after the reference month. An annual publication containing results of the MISSI and PPS will be issued on September 2016.

Latest results of the PPS are available for access at:

  1. 2014 Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry or ASPBI

(SSRCS No.: PSA-1259-01 to 07; Clearance expiry date: 1/31/2016)

The ASPBI is a regular survey designated to be conducted on a yearly basis, except during the years when the Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI) is to be undertaken (every 10 years).  This year, the survey shall be undertaken from April to May 2015, covering 30,000 business establishments engaged in various economic activities, which include: (1) agriculture, forestry and fishing; (2) manufacturing, mining and quarrying; (3) electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply; (4) sewerage, waste management and remediation activities; (5) construction; (6) wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles; (7) financial and insurance activities; and (8) business services.  The data to be gathered from the survey include characteristics of establishments in 2014 in terms of capital participation, employment, income, expenses, sales from e-commerce transactions, capital expenditures fixed assets, capacity utilization, inventories, branches and other general information about the establishment.

Survey results provide basis in the estimation of the National and Regional Accounts of the Philippines, which are critical in monitoring and in the formulation of plans and policies for national and regional economic goals.  The survey shall also aid in the evaluation of regional economic structures and performance, updating of the sampling frame for the future conduct of establishment surveys, and provide data support to market research and feasibility studies.

The conduct of the 2014 ASPBI will entail about PhP 149.3 million (or Php 4,976,67 per establishment) to cover expenses for training, field operations and data processing, as well as printing of questionnaires, publications and other survey materials. Press releases of the results and tables of the ASPBI shall be issued by the PSA during the period February 2016 to June 2016.

Results of the 2012 CPBI can be accessed at: /census/business-and-industry. Meanwhile, latest ASPBI results are posted at:

The conduct of the ASPBI and MISSI are designated statistical activities of the PSA under Executive Order (EO) 352, Designation of Statistical Activities That Will Generate Critical Data for Decision-Making of the Government and the Private Sector, issued on July 1, 1996. Per the EO, preliminary results of the ASPBI are released two years after the reference year, whereas final results are disseminated three years after the reference year.  In the case of MISSI, results are released 45 days after the reference month. 

Like all other government surveys, the PSA surveys are evaluated under the Statistical Survey Review and Clearance System (SSRCS), a mechanism instituted by the PSA to ensure that statistical censuses and surveys sponsored or conducted by government agencies conform to prescribed statistical standards and that data generated from them are statistically reliable, comparable and consistent.  The SSRCS also aims to effect economy in statistical data collection and minimize respondent burden. Confidentiality of information gathered from establishments by the PSA is ensured under the Republic Act No. 10625 (Philippine Statistical Act of 2013). 

Establishments are enjoined to participate in the nationwide survey undertaking.




National Statistician





1 Contact Persons

Ms. Maria Fe M. Talento, Ms. Patricia Anne L. Rivera
and Ms. Gretchen M. Sacang

Telefax:  (632) 895-2436/ (632) 890-9404




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