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Economic Census of Enterprises (ECE) 2024 Bruneu Darussalam

​30 June 2024 

Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (JPES),Ministry of Finance and Economy will be conducting the Economic Census of Enterprises (ECE) 2024 for Brunei Darussalam starting 1 July until 31 August 2024.

The main objective of the ECE 2024 is to gather comprehensive data on the current state of business activities to help understand the scope of economic activities within the country and establish a benchmark for assessing the structure, performance, and contributions of the businesses to the economy. Reliable and up-to-date economic data is crucial for devising effective policies, developing targeted economic programs, research, and compiling national economic accounts. Apart from that, the results may also be used by the private sector themselves in planning and developing their respective business activities and strategies.

ECE 2024 covers all active companies in the country, whether proprietorship, partnership, public limited company, private limited company, branch of a foreign company, co-operatives and other institutions and will collect information on the economic activity, company profile, business revenue and expenditure as well as employment details for the reference year 2023. This census will feature a new section specifically aimed at collecting information on the digital economy.

The ECE 2024 is conducted under the Statistics Act, Chapter 81 from the Laws of Brunei Darussalam. JPES would like to assure all the companies and businesses involved that the information collected during the census will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only. 

The ECE 2024 questionnaires are currently being distributed to all companies by post, e-mail and visits to business premises by appointed census fieldworkers. These fieldworkers will also assist and provide guidance to businesses if they face difficulties in providing the required information. The ECE 2024 questionnaire can also be downloaded from JPES’s website. The closing date for returning the completed questionnaires to JPES is 31 August 2024. 

Please be informed that in pursuant to Section 9, Statistics Act; failure or reluctance to give the required information or furnishing false particulars is an offence which carries a penalty of a fine of BND4,000.00. 

Results from the ECE 2024 will be able to assist Government in development planning and formulating policies. Apart from that, the results may also be used by the private sector themselves in planning and developing their respective business activities and strategies. 

Hence, the support and co-operation from all companies in providing correct and complete information are essential for the success of the census. 

For any enquiries regarding ECE 2024, please refer to JPES as follows: 

Hotline : 8230275 / 8320275 / 8260276 / 7469848 

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