Central Statistical Office (CSO)
To utilize technological innovations to provide the Government, Private Sector, Local, Regional and International institutions with accurate, reliable and timely statistics.
OVERVIEW OF THE DIVISION AND MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
The Central Statistical Office of the Ministry of Finance Grenada was established in 1960, under the Statistical Act No. 30 of 1960 and was revised under No 21 of 1961 which empower the office with the following mandate:
To take any census in Grenada;
To collect, compile, analyze, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the social, agricultural, economic, commercial, industrial and general activities and conditions of the inhabitants of Grenada;
To collaborate with Ministries and Departments of the Government, and with public bodies, in the collection, compilation, analysis and publication of statistical records of administration and Departments;
Generally to organize a coordinated scheme of social and economic statistics relating to Grenada;
To collect, whether in conjunction with a census or not, statistics relating to all or any of the matters set out above;
Ensure the confidentiality of all information provided to the Statistical Office.
The Statistical Office provides information which is used in the planning and decision making processes at the national and regional levels. We provide vital, economic and social information. The main users of statistics produced are government, businesses, regional and international organizations, researchers, schools and individuals
- Ministry of Finance
- Other Government Departments
- Private Sector Organisations
- Non-Government Organisations
- The General Public
Regional & International: - OECS Secretariat
- CARICOM Secretariat
- Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
- IMF/World Bank
- International Labour Organisation
- Other Local, Regional nad International Institutions
The Central Statistics Office comprises of six (6) sections/units each with its own mandate.
The Economic Statistics
Objective: To initiate, after consultation with users and producers, statistical inquiries into new economic indicators that may serve as background for the formulation and evaluation of government policy; and may form the basis for regular information releases by the Statistics Department.
Output: Quarterly and Annual Economic Indicators, Quarterly National Accounts and Balance of Payment Estimates, Price Indicies.
Social, Demographic Statistics and Publications
Objective: To generate social and environmental indicators for the formulation, pursuit and evaluation of the policies that government can execute for the reduction of poverty and other social ills.
Output: Vital Statistics Report, Abstract of yearly statistics
Census and Surveys
Objective: To process the Population and Housing Census results and conduct Labour Force Survey
Output: Population and Housing Census, Administrative and Labour Force survey Reports, and the Employment Index
Objective: To provide policy makers with timely, accurate and reliable trade statistics for trade negotiations, evaluation and monitoring of the economy.
Output: Annual Trade Digest Quarterly Trade Statistics
Price and Consumer Affairs
Objective: To enforce adherence to prescribe prices of Price Controlled Goods.
To educate and guide the public about their rights as consumers and
about goods and services in general.
Output: Weekly radio programs, Quarterly consumer complaints report
Objective: Manage the Department’s resources by setting yearly work objectives for staff, so as to achieve maximum output.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Mr. Halim Brizan, Director of Statistics
Telephone: (473) 440-1369
Fax: (473) 440-4115