Economic Census in Japan

The Japanese government will carry out a national economic census for the first time ever in February, partly aiming to use it to improve the accuracy of gross domestic product data as well as policymaking.

In the census, sales and other data will be collected from about 6.2 million businesses throughout the country, excluding family-run agricultural, forestry and fishery businesses.

Data will also include power consumption at manufacturers and floor spaces at retailers.
The government plans to conduct the census every five years.

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