Identifying the size and regional distribution of establishments across the nation to inform the formation and evaluation of policies, to provide basic data for business planning and academic research, to provide listings for a statistical population of other surveys targeting establishments, etc.
All the establishments across the nation
For 25 days, between the months of February and March
Establishment name, date of foundation, location, business registration number, organizational type, type of business, number of employees, annual sales, any associations with a franchise business
Rescheduled the survey period in response to the spread of COVID-19
※ (original) Feb.2.-Mar.9. » (initial postponement) Mar.2.-Mar.27. » (second postponement) Jun.4.-Jun.29.
Conducting face-to-face interviews for about 4.82 million establishments across the nation >> Allowing for the change of the survey method, such as switching to a telephone survey, in case of a refusal or non-response
Classroom-based training for about 10 thousand survey interviewers >> Producing and distributing video materials for cyber training which can replace classroom-setting training
Allocating budgets for the procurement of hand sanitizers and face masks, which are to be used for the safety of survey interviewers, to all local municipalities
Distributing press releases incl. one on the ‘Survey Postponement of the 2020 Census on Establishments’ through which cooperation for the survey has been propagated
Conducting 7 different series of annual surveys in 1 interview visit to an establishment (one stop survey), by combining them into the same survey period
Between June and July, annually
Around 378 thousand establishments
Establishment name, business performance, and other items relative to each survey
(Original) Jun.2.-Jul.31. » (revised schedule) Jul.6.-Aug.14.
※ Postponement of the combined surveys in line with the rescheduling of the 2020 Census of Establishments
Producing video materials. Using both classroom-based and online-based training concurrently, or online-only training depending on the development of the situation
Adhering to disinfection guidelines incl. the equipping of survey interviewers with hand sanitizers and face masks
Implementing internet survey systems, promoting participation through internet survey, and planning for the concurrent use of non-face-to-face survey modes in preparation for potential preclusion of face-to-face interviews
Compiling price indices by measuring the price of goods and services whose results provide basic data underpinning the fiscal and financial policies of the government. In addition, the resulting prices are used as a deflator of major economic indicators, such as a the Household Economic Index and National Income Accounts
Manufactured goods, services, agricultural and marine products, oils
Publishing all-embracing sectoral statistics in production〮consumption〮investment〮economic cycle to provide timely understanding of the real-sector economy in the form of its monthly trends
The survey has shown that a lower level of dependency of the face-to-face interviews (19.1%), and the use of non-face-to-face modes (including CASI) by sizable establishments, has been a common practice (the impact of the inoperability of face-to-face interviews is not significant to the accuracy of statistics
There are 2 censuses operating in 2020 in Korea. One is the Population and Housing Census as of November 1, and the other is the Census of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as of December 1. As those censuses are planned to be begun at the end of the year, any related scheduling has not been delayed because of the outbreak of COVID-19 at this moment. Scheduling may be adjusted depending at the spread of COVID-19. Statistics Korea will update information if there is any change.