The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Board approved on 11 May 2021 the modifications in the System of Designated Statistics (SDS). The SDS is a dynamic system that allows for modifications to respond to changing needs and priorities, and to emerging capabilities of agencies in the Philippine Statistical System.
The modifications include changes/improvements in the attributes of the existing designated statistical activities of the PSA, particularly on agriculture, trade and industry, and price statistics. The modifications also include designation/addition of statistical indicators.
The Interagency Committee (IAC) on Agriculture and Fishery Statistics, IAC on Trade and Industry Statistics, and IAC on Price Statistics endorsed the modifications which have been found to be compliant with the criteria for modification of designated statistics. PSA Board Resolution No. 02, series of 2021 was issued approving the changes/updates in the attributes of the following designated statistical activities:
|Designated Statistical Activity/Indicator||Implementing Agency||Frequency
|Geographic Disaggregation||Schedule of Data Dissemination||Modification
(per PSA Board Resolution
No. 02, s. 2021)
|Rice and Corn Stocks Survey||Title of the survey from Palay and Corn Stocks Survey to Rice and Corn Stocks Surveys
|Rice and Corn Stocks Survey: Household||PSA||Monthly||National
|10 days after the reference month||Title of the survey from Palay and Corn Stocks Survey to Rice and Corn Stocks Survey: Household
|Rice and Corn Stocks Survey: Commercial||PSA||Monthly||National b/||10 days after the reference month||Title of the survey from Palay and Corn Stocks Survey to Rice and Corn Stocks Survey: Commercial
Change of Implementing Agency from National Food Authority (NFA) to PSA
|Palay Production Survey (PPS)
Corn Production Survey (CPS)
|40 days after the reference quarter||From a single activity “Palay and Corn Production Survey (PCPS)” into two activities:
i) Palay Production Survey (PPS), and
ii) Corn Production Survey (CPS)
|Seasonally Adjusted Palay/Rice Production and Prices||PSA||Quarterly||National||40 days after the reference quarter||Title of Designated Statistics:
From two independent titles (Seasonally Adjusted Palay Production and Seasonally Adjusted Palay Prices) Modify into a single title: Seasonally Adjusted Palay/Rice Production and Prices
Schedule of Data Release: Maintain the schedule of release of 40 days after the reference quarter, after considering earlier schedule of data release
|Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI)||PSA||Monthly||National
|37 days after the reference month||Schedule of data dissemination:
From 45 days after the reference month to 37 days after the reference month or two days after the release of CPI/Inflation
|Generation of Foreign Trade Statistics||PSA||Monthly||National||40 days after the reference month, except for the last month of every quarter, as follows:
March, June, and September: 37 days after the reference month
December: 27 days after the reference month
|Schedule of data dissemination: from 45 days after the reference month|
|a/ Regional Estimates are provided to the regions once the SR is posted in the PSA website.
b/ Regional estimates generated from CSS is based on the NFA grouping, not geographic disaggregation
The modifications also cover addition/designation of statistical indicators derived from the MISSI and the Farm Prices Survey (FPS) which are both designated statistical activities, as follows:
|Statistics/Indicators||Implementing Agency||Periodicity of the Statistics/Frequency of Conduct||Geographic Disaggregation||Schedule of Data Release/ Time Lag|
|Value of Production Index (VaPI)
Volume of Production Index (VoPI)
Value of Net Sales Index (VaNSI)
Volume of Net Sales Index (VoNSI)
Average Capacity Utilization Rate
|PSA||Monthly||National||37 days after the reference month|
|Producer Price Index for Agriculture||PSA||Quarterly||National
Regional except NCR
|60 days after the reference quarter|
With these modifications, the SDS now covers 67 designated activities/statistics from the previously listed 59 activities/statistics, distributed among 19 agencies, per Executive Order (EO) No. 352 and subsequent PSA Board Resolutions on SDS modifications. These include four censuses, 23 surveys, 19 administrative data systems, five derived data systems, and 16 statistical indicators.
EO No. 352 otherwise known as “Designation of Statistical Activities that will Generate Critical Data for Decision-Making of the Government and the Private Sector” was issued in July 1996 to identify and designate the most critical and essential statistics required for social and economic planning/analysis. The SDS identifies the title of designated statistical activity or statistics, implementing agency, frequency of conduct, geographic disaggregation, and schedule of data dissemination. For more details, the SDS can be accessed at http://www.psa.gov.ph/philippine-statistical-system/sds.
For further inquiries, please contact the Statistical Policies and Programs Division of Standards Service of the Censuses and Technical Coordination Office at (02) 83761928 and division email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General