The Economics and Statistics Office is starting to conduct its annual business surveys. The exercise will begin on March 27, when the survey form will be hand-delivered, mailed or emailed to all entities that produce goods and services in the Cayman Islands. The data will feed into the System of National Accounts and the Balance of Payments surveys.
The surveys seek to gather data to estimate the total value of goods and services produced by the different industries in the Cayman Islands, and to measure total payments to and receipts from the rest of the world.
All survey returns are confidential as mandated by the Statistics Law and are exempt from the Freedom of Information Law. The survey returns will be used exclusively for ESO’s statistical purposes. ESO officials emphasized that the survey results will be published in aggregate form only, with all individual information remaining confidential.
All survey respondents will be required to return a completed form by May 12. ESO staff will be available to assist entities in completing the forms. Survey forms and other information can also be found on the website or may be requested by contacting 949-0940.