List of Surveys

Labour Force Survey: The main purpose of the Labour Force Survey is to measure the size of the economically active population, with the view of providing guidance in the formulation and implementation of labour-market policies and programs.

Survey of Living Conditions and Household Budgets (SLC-HBS): The survey asks questions about the spending patterns of residents of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The survey looks at how much money households spend on various items such as clothing, housing, entertainment, health, car repairs, etc. The survey also looks at the quantity of food purchased, received as gifts and consumed by households.

National Accounts: This is a statistical procedure which aims at providing a numerical summary of the many transactions taking place in an economy at a given point in time. These transactions relate in particular to the production of goods and services and to the transfer of income or capital between sectors of the economy.

National Accounts provides information on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and its aggregates.

Balance of Payments (BOP): This is a systematic record of all economic transactions between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the rest of the world. It also measures the country’s foreign assets and foreign liabilities over a specific period of time, usually one year. The BOP compilation is a collaborated effort between the Statistical Office and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). The unit of account is reflected in $EC.

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