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What are the administrative or business uses with data resulted from the Industry and Service Census?

  • Release Department:Department of Census

1.Administrative applications:

(1)The results of this census are used to track up to date basic information concerning industry, commerce, and services, providing government with an important basis for planning industry, commerce, and services development plans and drafting relevant industrial development strategies.

(2)Strengthen the collection of basic information concerning "Six Major Emerging Industries," "Ten Major Emerging Service Industries," and "Emerging Intelligent Industries," and provision of innovative R&D, industrial computerization, and value-adding information to companies in conjunction with the government's industrial policy needs, boosting the country's industrial and commercial competitive advantage, and promoting the development of high-tech industries and knowledge-intensive service industries. And responding to globalization, DGBAS will collect information on cross-border services, presence of natural person, and cross-border commercial offices, providing the government with a basis for its National Development Plan for the New Century, and enhancing service industries' value added and international competitive advantage.

(3)Responding to the changing face of domestic industries, DGBAS is actively collecting information on intangible investments and the diversified state of production and marketing operations. Furthermore, in conjunction with the trends of international environmental protection and the requests of Kyoto Protocol, DGBAS has been monitoring companies' energy consumption, which provides the government with a reference to guide drafting of its trade and energy policies.

(4)In order to facilitate the integration of development plans and promote balanced regional development, DGBAS has been issuing basic information concerning industry, commerce, and services in small geographical areas.

(5)DGBAS is establishing industry, commerce, and services universe database facilitating enterprise survey sampling design and the use of estimates, and providing baseline data for those statistics such as national income, industrial linkage, and industrial production.

(6)DGBAS is providing data for the international comparison of census results, promoting the mutual understanding about industrial development in different countries, and enhancing international regional trade cooperation.

2.Business applications: 

(1)Formulation of investment strategies and risk management: The comprehensive, objective information from the census facilitates drafting of investment strategies by enterprises, avoiding biased decision-making. For instance, if a company wishes to expand its operations or make investments, where should it establish new offices? What business methods should it adopt? What is its market share? Census data can be used to assess an enterprise's investment risk.

(2)Reference for adjustments in business constitution: Statistics results can guide companies' efforts to adjust their business constitutions and enhance their competitiveness, enabling them to respond to new situations.

(3)Establishment of sales or service networks: Census information allows enterprises to keep track of the statistical characteristics of small geographical areas, and provides a reference for companies wishing to understand the number of local firms in the same or related industry and their sizes, helping companies purchase materials and supplies and establish distribution or service networks.