HCMC launches economic census on nearly 295,000 businesses

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The economic census in HCMC taken by the city’s Statistical Office from March 1-May 30 has so far collected information from 46.3 percent out of the total number of 294,700 companies counted in the census.
HCMC launches economic census on nearly 295,000 businesses ảnh 1 Deputy Chairman of HCMC People's Committee, Vo Van Hoan speaks at a working session with the HCMC Statistical Office. (Photo: SGGP)
Among 902 administrative establishments under the census, the information of 784 ones has been collected, Deputy head of the HCMC Statistical Office, Vo Thanh Sang reported to Deputy Chairman of HCMC People's Committee, Vo Van Hoan at a working session on April 16.
Because HCMC has a large number of businesses operating in all economic sectors, accounting for more than 30 percent of the total number of enterprises in the country, the implementation of the economic census could not cover all companies in the city within three months, he said.
In addition, the city saw a widespread closing of stores and businesses and many have changed their business locations due to the Covid-19 outbreak. These have hindered the census' implementation, Sang added.
Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Chairman of HCMC People's Committee, Vo Van Hoan asked the authorities of districts and Thu Duc City to consider the economic census as a chance to examine and assess the real situation of businesses in the localities.

By Manh Hoa – Translated by Kim Khanh

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