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1 1 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Regional Workshop for African Countries on Basic Economic Statistics, SA, 2007 Short-Term, Large Sample Surveys and Censuses Phillip Lesame Division: Industry and Trade 24 July 2007

2 2 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Agriculture Mining and quarrying Manufacturing Community, Social and Personal services Real estate and other Business services Electricity, gas and water Construction Transport, Storage and Communication Industrial Sector Coverage SHORT-TERM SURVEYS & PERIODIC SURVEYS Trades

3 3 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Mining and quarrying Mining Production & Sales (sample size = 800 admin data) Monthly Surveys Electricity, gas and water Electricity Generated & Distribution (sample size = 25) Generation Consumption Purchases outside RSA Sales Provincial distribution Total production of commodities Local/Export sales

4 4 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Monthly Surveys - Cont Manufacturing Manufacturing Production & Sales (sample size = 3081) Manufacturing, processing, packaging of products Slaughtering Animals Installation, Assembly Completion, Repair of Related work Utilization of Production Capacity by Large Enterprises (sample size = 981) Utilisation of Production Capacity Under-Utilisation of Production Capacity

5 5 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Construction Building Statistics (sample size=77 municipalities) Square metres & value buildings plans Passed Completed Large Municipality Provincial data Annual ReportAnnual Survey Monthly Surveys - Cont Monthly Survey Square metres & value of buildings plans Passed Completed Provincial/Municipal Detailed type of Building Square metres & value buildings plans Completed Large/Small Municipality Provincial/Municipal Detailed type of Building Building Statistics (sample size=187 municipalities)

6 6 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Trades Wholesale (sample size = 800) Motor Trade (sample = 669) Retail (sample size = 800) Sales for all 3 Additional in Motor Trade - New & Used vehicles - Income from = Workshop = Accessories = Fuels = Convenient Stores Monthly Surveys - Cont Hotels Caravan parks and camping sites (840) Guest houses Other accommodation Stay units available Stay unit nights sold Occupancy rate Average income per stay unit night sold Income from Accommodation Income from restaurant and bar sales Other income Total income Tourist Accommodation Restaurants Take away outlets Caterers Other establishments Income from food sales Income from bar sales Other income Total income Food and Beverages (910)

7 7 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Monthly Surveys - Cont Other non-sectoral monthly surveys include: Civil cases for debt (admin data) (Sample: 151 Magisterial districts) Liquidations and insolvencies (admin data) (No Sample)

8 8 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Large Sample Surveys Agriculture Mining and quarrying Manufacturing Community, Social and Personal services Real estate and other Business services Electricity, gas and water Construction Transport, Storage and Communication Large Sample Surveys (sample size = ) Trades

9 9 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Agricultural Surveys Censuses Annual Survey Farming Services ( Irrigation/Spraying, etc) Fishing Forestry Farming -Finance -Employment -Production (sample size = approx 7000)

10 10 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Future Plans Areas of research: Transport (All modes) Construction------(Civil Engineering) Business services-----(Real Estate agents Communication---(Post Offices/Courier/Telcoms) Personal services

11 11 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Transport 1. Land (sample size = 704) – to be launched in Aug Water (sample size = 165) 3. Air (sample size = 763) 4. Support and Auxiliary Services (sample size = 808) Future Plans - Cont

12 12 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Survey Frame Using the Business Sample Frame (BSF) compiled from Stats SA Business Register (BR). All business in the BSF are registered for VAT. The businesses registered in the Income Tax (IT) system are used for updating the BR.

13 13 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Business Register (BR) –Improved coverage of small to medium enterprises, and –Improved classification of large enterprises. Data credibility –Comparison of data with other sources within and outside Stats SA. Improvements

14 14 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Improvements - cont Questionnaires - Development and improvement of questionnaires. Timeliness - Improved timeliness by publishing the first estimates of: 1. LSS 2004 within 12 months of the reference year. 2. Motor, Retail, Wholesale trade published from 9 to 7 weeks after the reference month.

15 15 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Problems and challenges In general Obtaining required response rates. Activity Surveys Provincial data

16 16 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade Data dissemination Stats SAs website for free public access. Distribution of hard copies via to subscribers.

17 17 Preferred supplier of quality statisticsIndustry and Trade


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