BUTUAN CITY – The Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) Caraga will conduct its monthly Trading Stock Survey (CSS) for the year 2022.
PSA-Caraga Regional Director, Dr. Rosalinda C. Apura, urges all stakeholders to lend their support to the conduct of the CSS, which aims to generate estimates of the current inventory of rice and maize stocks in the companies/grain companies registered in the country.
“The investigation has been transferred from the National Food Authority (NFA) to PSA, pursuant to Section 3, Rule 3.5, of the Rules and Regulations under Republic Act No. 11203 or the Tariff Act rice,” Director Apura said.
The survey will be conducted by Statistical Researchers (SR) and/or regular staff through a face-to-face paper and pencil (PAPI) interview during the first four days of the reporting month with the 1st day of the month as the reference period. .
Apura also reminds SRs and field supervisors to strictly adhere to appropriate health protocols in their dealings with respondents during the survey.
Likewise, the data collected will remain confidential.
“All data and information collected by the hired SRs from the sampled households shall be kept strictly confidential and shall not be used for taxation, investigation or regulatory purposes in accordance with Article 55 of the RA 10625,” Apura added. (NCLM/PIA-Caraga)