PSA Central Luzon Enjoins Support for the Conduct of the 2022 Commodity and Outlet Survey (COS)

Reference Number: 

2022-PRCOS-2022-035

Release Date: 

Friday, April 1, 2022

01 April 2022 – City of San Fernando Pampanga. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Central Luzon announces the conduct of the 2022 Commodity and Outlet Survey (COS), which will be undertaken from 01 to 20 April 2022.

The 2022 COS is a nationwide survey conducted for the purpose of gathering data on commodities/services that a family purchased/availed of for most of the time and the type of outlets where these commodities/services are being purchased/availed of within the country.

The results of the survey will be used for the following purposes:

  1. To determine the commodities in the 2018-based CPI market basket for All Income Households that will be used to generate the 2018-based CPI for the Poor Income Households or the Bottom 20% Income Households.
  1. To determine the commodities that will be included in the CPI market basket for Upper Income Households and the Poor Income Households when the series will be rebased to base year 2021.

In Central Luzon, there will be 1,158 sample households to be interviewed. Field Interviewers will enumerate in the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales and in the Highly Urbanized Cities of Angeles and Olongapo.

In line with this, PSA Central Luzon enjoins everyone, especially those selected sample households, to support and cooperate in the conduct of the 2022 COS by providing truthful, complete, and accurate information to the Field Interviewers.

For further inquiries, you may contact PSA RSSO III – Statistical Operations and Coordination Division at telephone number (045) 436-4452 or email us at psaregion3@gmail.com.

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