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Wednesday, January 9, 2019


PSA Caraga to hold FIES 2018 Visit 2

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 9 (PIA) - The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – Regional Statistical Services Office Caraga will conduct the 2018 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES 2018) Visit 2, with around 7,920 eligible sample households, deemed sufficient to provide provincial level estimates. Data collection for FIES Visit 2 will start on January 9, 2019.

About 313 Statistical Researchers and Field Personnel will be involved in the conduct of the FIES 2018 Visit 2 in the region.

According to PSA Caraga Regional Director Rosalinda Celeste-Apura, the FIES 2018 will be conducted twice. The first visit was conducted last July 2018 with the first semester, January to June 2018 as the reference period. The second visit will be conducted in January 2019 with the second semester, July to December 2018 as the reference period. “The same set of questions is asked to the eligible sample households for both visits,” she said.

Apura relayed that the FIES is a nationwide survey of households undertaken every three years. “It is the main source of data on family income and expenditure, which include among others, levels of consumption by item of expenditure as well as sources of income in cash and in kind,” she explained.

The lady director added that the results of FIES provide information on the levels of living and disparities in income of Filipino families, as well as their spending patterns; provide benchmark information to update the weights used in the estimation of Consumer Price Index (CPI); and to provide inputs in the estimation of the country’s poverty threshold and incidence.

With this development, the PSA encourages everyone, especially the selected sample households to support and cooperate in the conduct of the FIES 2018 Visit 2. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)