Conduct of the January 2020 Consumer Expectation Survey Second Level Training

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Saturday, 25 January 2020
The January 2020 the Consumer Expectation Survey (CES) is to be undertaken, in collaboration with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in 56 provinces representing all regions except BARMM. Starting this round, the enumeration will be using Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI). The enumeration is scheduled on 29 January – 08 February 2020.
In SOCCSKSARGEN Region, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) XII will conduct the January 2020 Round of the Consumer Expectation Survey (CES) Second Level Training on January 27-28, 2020 at PSA RSSO XII Conference Room, Cotabato City.
Senior Statistical Specialist Rodolfo M. Mendoza, who attended the Task Force Training in Manila on January 23-24, 2020, will act as trainer for the two-day 2nd Level Training and it will be attended by the Chief Statistical Specialist of the Provincial Offices, Provincial Statistician or his/her designated alternate, and hired Statistical Researchers.
Consumer Expectations Survey (CES) is a household-based survey on the consumers’ assessment of their family income, financial situation, and the economic condition of the country. It is administered on a sample basis at the household level drawn through a stratified multi-stage random sampling with a total sample of about 5,000 households nationwide. The CES is a  omplementary survey to the Business Expectations Survey (BES) of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
The objectives of the CES are: 1) provide a quick and regular assessment of the financial condition of consumers and economic condition of the country at present and in the near future, from the consumers’ own viewpoints; 2) generate forecasts in the direction of the country’s economic activity based on consumers’ outlook in the current quarter, next quarter and the next 12 months; and 3) provide quick and regular assessment of consumers’ confidence in terms of their income and expenditures as well as their outlook on key economic indicators closely monitored by the BSP such as inflation, exchange rate, and interest rates.
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