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Press Release

September 13, 2018

Preliminary report of National Economic Census 2018 published

Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) with the technical assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency is implementing the "Project on Capacity Development for the implementation of Economic Census 2018 in Nepal" to conduct the first ever Economic Census of Nepal. CBS carried out the field operation of the National Economic Census 2018 from April 14 to June 14 2018 mobilizing 4,000 Supervisor and Enumerators.

The Preliminary Report of the National Economic Census was published on Sept. 13, 2018 amidst a function in the premises of Central Bureau of Statistics by the member of National Planning Commission (NPC) Hon' Dr. Ram Kumar Phuyal. Mr. Phuyal reiterated that "This census is a way forward for Nepal's development as the information of all necessary indicators in statistics is derived from it which will support in the economic forecasting". The program was also attended by Mr. Shinya Machida, Minister-Counselor/Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan to Nepal, Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office Mr. Jun Sakuma, Director General of CBS Mr. Suman Raj Aryal, JICA Experts involved in the operation and media personals.

The provisional preliminary report shows the number of establishments of Nepal is 922,445. The biggest district in terms of number of establishments is topped by Kathmandu with 123,994 establishments followed by Jhapa 38,741, Rupandehi 38,415, Morang 35,237 and Sunsari 31,486. Province wise, province 3 tops in the list with 282,056 establishments followed by province 1 with 168,434, province 5 with 147,892, province 2 with 117,588, province 4 with 100,688, province 7 with 62,970 and province 6 is at the bottom with 42,817.

For more information, please see the NEC2018 website;
Mr. Gopal Gurung
Email: GopalGurung.NP@jica.go.jp
JICA Nepal


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