Distribution of organizations in Curaҫao, by industrial classification

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Distribution of organizations in Curaҫao, by industrial classification

Introduction


The Central Bureau of Statistics Curaçao (CBS) conducted a Business Census during the second half of 2014. The Census was commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Development with the objective to collect relevant data of all organizations (businesses and non‐profit institutions) established in Curaçao to be able to analyze the characteristics, e.g. location, size (micro, small, medium and large) and the number and share of organizations per industry on the island.
CBS made use of this opportunity to update her database of organizations in Curaçao. The database is used as sampling frame for surveys on businesses, e.g. for the National Accounts Statistics.
Beside the contact information, the database contains valuable information of a majority of organizations, for instance the year of establishment, legal form, main activity (coded by ISIC Rev.41) and geographical location (coded by zone2). Data collected through the conducted surveys, e.g. number of personnel and turnover, are added to the basic data and are updated regularly.
Recently, the Ministry of Economic Development published preliminary figures of the Business Census3. This article, however, presents an analysis of the market concentration per industry of CBS’s database of organizations that were active per January 1st, 2016. The focus is on the industries with the highest concentration of organizations. A further breakdown of the industries with the highest concentration into sub‐industries is offered.

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