PSA Releases the 2021 Advance Release Calendar for the System of Designated Statistics

Reference Number: 2021-035
Release Date: 19 January 2021

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) releases the 2021 Advance Release Calendar (ARC) for designated statistics of agencies in the Philippine Statistical System (PSS).

The ARC is a mechanism designed to promote transparency, timeliness, and accessibility of government statistics by providing advance information to the public as to what, when, and from what official source the statistics will become available. It indicates the specific dates when the various statistics will be released by the concerned government agencies for reference of data users.

The PSA monitors a total of 59 designated statistics/statistical activities, distributed among 19 agencies, which are most critical and essential for social and economic planning/analysis outlined in the System of Designated Statistics (SDS).

The SDS identifies the title of designated statistical activity or statistics, implementing agency, frequency of conduct, geographic disaggregation, and schedule of data dissemination per Executive Order No. 352 “Designation of Statistical Activities that will Generate Critical Data for Decision-Making of the Government and the Private Sector.” The system also establishes priorities for data production and, hence, provides a means for more rational resource allocation among government statistical activities, subject to the usual budgetary rules and regulations. The SDS is a dynamic system that allows for subsequent modifications, which areapproved through PSA Board Resolutions, to respond to changing needs and priorities, and to emerging capabilities of agencies in the PSS.

The 2021 Advance Release Calendar for Designated Statistics is available on the PSA website at

For more information on the SDS and SDS ARC, please contact the Statistical Policies and Programs Division of the Standards Service with telephone numbers (02) 8376-1928 and (02) 8376-1931, and email address



National Statistician and Civil Registrar General

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