The General Statistics Office (GSO) has begun carrying out a national business census in 2018 to take stock of the real situation in corporate development (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The General Statistics Office (GSO) has begun carrying out a national business census in 2018 to take stock of the real situation in corporate development.

The survey aims to gather sufficient information about businesses, and calculate more accurately the national gross domestic product (GDP) as well as the gross regional domestic product (GRDP), according head of the GSO’s Industry Statistics Department Pham Dinh Thuy.

Its result is expected to support management, policy-making, and socio-economic development for centrally-run cities and provinces. 

The collection of information will help evaluate the application of science and technology in enterprises and their readiness in the fourth industrial revolution.

The GSO will investigate six groups of information related to enterprises. The first group will focus on information identifying the unit of investigation, such as the business name, address, telephone, fax, email, type of business and business activities. 

The second group will be information on labour and the income of labourers. 

The third one will be indicators of production and businesses, including assets and resources of capital, production and business results, tax and budget remittances, energy consumption and investment capital.

The fourth and fifth groups will contain information on the subsidiaries of the businesses, including the corporate name, business activities, product and output, labour and revenue, in addition to the use of technology in production, technology transfer channels, capacity to innovate and improve technology and business readiness in the fourth industrial revolution.

The last group will cover data on the cost of raw materials, labour costs and the asset depreciation expense.-VNA