Statistics and Information on statistical development and initiatives in the Trinidad and Tobago.

The Statistics in Focus series is a product of the Ministry of Planning and Development, the CSO and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The Economic Census in Tobago

By Editorial Staff | March 11, 2021

Mr. Sean O’Brien, Director of Statistics, Central Statistical Office (CSO) – in a speech given at the commemoration of the 2019 Caribbean Statistics Day observed […]

Measuring Poverty in Trinidad and Tobago – A Statistical Approach

By Editorial Staff | February 11, 2021

More than 700 million people across the world live in extreme poverty according to a United Nations (UN) report in 2015. The international poverty line […]

Towards a National Strategy for the Development of Statistics

By Editorial Staff | January 28, 2021

In 1999, the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) was established through the combined efforts of the United Nations, the European […]

What is Merchandise Trade Statistics?

By Editorial Staff | January 14, 2021

Trade statistics refer to information relating to all goods which add to, or subtract from the total material resources of a country by entering its […]

Monitoring and Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)

By Editorial Staff | December 24, 2020

In September 2000, at the UN Headquarters in New York, countries of the world agreed to adopt eight (8) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to reduce […]

Environmental Statistics in Trinidad and Tobago

By Editorial Staff | November 26, 2020

Environmental statistics are an integrated collection of data which include the natural environment, biodiversity, and human settlements. It is the broad application of statistical methodology […]

What are Vital Statistics?

By Editorial Staff | November 12, 2020

Vital statistics refer to the compilation of statistical information regarding major events in an individual’s life and the characteristics of those events. Vital statistics include […]

The Ethical Production of Official Statistics

By Editorial Staff | October 29, 2020

Statistics provide the data to support the foundation for an informed society; it combines the capacity to observe with the ability to analyse and make […]

The Regional Statistics Work Programme in CARICOM

By Editorial Staff | October 8, 2020

In 1989, the 10th Meeting of the Heads of Government of Caribbean Community culminated in the creation of the Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME), a […]

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