PHNOM PENH: Cambodia has in total of 753,670 economic entities in 2022 throughout the country, up more than 1.4 percent compared to 742,940 economic entities registered in 2021, according to the preliminary results of the Cambodia Economic Census 2022.
The figures were shared by H.E. Chhay Than, Senior Minister and Minister of Planning while presiding over the dissemination workshop on the preliminary results of the Economic Census of Cambodia 2022 here in Phnom Penh on Jan. 18.
The number indicated an increase of more than 47 percent compared to 505,134 entities recorded in the economic census in 2011, added H.E. Chhay Than.
The increase reflects the structural change of economic and demographic growth and administrative geography, he continued.
The economic census of Cambodia 2022 is crucial work for Cambodia and it was the second of its kind. The first one was conducted in 2011.
It was the main input for policy development on socio-economy, environment, and people’s welfare, and serves as an indicator of sustainable development goals 2016-2030.
H.E. Chhay Than also spoke highly of the effort of the National Institute of Statistics (NIS), the World Bank, and concerned technical working groups for successfully completing the census.
The economic census of Cambodia 2022 was executed from Mar. 1 to 31, 2022 engaging approximately 5,000 officials in collecting the needed data.