Monday, May 16

Commerce sector with the highest growth and job creation, the rest of the activities show a decrease


During the period from January to September 2021 compared to 2020, at the national level, the average of the Personnel Employed in Retail Trade and Wholesale Trade presented a positive variation of 8.1% and 5.3%, respectively; but nevertheless, the rest of the economic activities decreased: Manufacturing Industries 2.1%, Some Services 4.5%, and Hotels and Restaurants 15.6%.

This is reflected by the results of the Quarterly Economic Survey (EET), corresponding to the period from January to September 2020-21 prepared by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) of the Comptroller General of the Republic (CGR).

Regarding the economic activities that registered positive variations are: Retail Trade at 13.2%, Wholesale Trade at 10.6%, and Manufacturing Industries at 2.3%; reflecting a decrease in the variant of Some Services in 1.3%, and Hotels and Restaurants 12.5%. While the Total Income of economic activities increased in Wholesale Trade by 41.5%, Retail Trade 32.4%, Hotels and Restaurants 29.4%, Some Services 20.3% and Manufacturing Industries 19.8%.

Within the non-financial private companies that declared in the VI National Economic Censuses 2012, with reference to 2011, having five or more people employed, contacted at the national level in the Quarterly Economic Survey (EET), from January to September 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, reflected decreases in the study variables: Employed personnel, remunerations paid and total income , in the economic activities evaluated, as a result of the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey was carried out with a sample of 1,720 non-financial private companies in the economic activities: Manufacturing Industries, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Hotels and Restaurants, and Some Services.

To carry out this work, a total of 358 Manufacturing Industries, 251 Wholesale Businesses were investigated., 422 Retail Stores, 137 Hotels and Restaurants, and 552 Some Services, collecting data on the personnel employed, salaries paid, total income and products produced at the national level.

Notably, Statistical data were collected from companies registered throughout the national territory, under the application of the new data collection methodology, managing 3,816 emails, 3,173 phone calls, 1,238 text messages through Whatsapp and 859 face-to-face visits.



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