Angola’s National Statistics Institute launches 2019 inventory of companies and establishments

13 March 2020

The World Bank has provided US$5 million for the completion of the Inventory of Companies and Establishments (REMPE 2019), to identify all companies and their establishments in Angola, said on Thursday in Luanda the director-general of the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Camilo Ceita, who spoke at the launch ceremony of REMPE 2019, also said that the inventory will involve around 500 employees, 250 of which are field agents, 60 field supervisors 22 provincial supervisors, and 9 national supervisors.

He noted the importance of carrying out REMPE at a time when it is necessary to understand the country’s business structure, both formal and informal, including large taxpayers.

The technical coordinator of the REMPE, Adão Fernando, noted that the inventory will provide precise indicators on the number of companies, so that INE itself, the State and families have access to reliable data.

Fernando said that the country’s capital, where the first stage of the inventory began on Thursday, involves 150 field agents and 30 supervisors.

The process will start simultaneously in the other provinces of the country within two months, said the technical coordinator.

He added that the inventory conducted 16 years ago, in 2002/2003, estimated around 100 thousand companies, but which were found only 26 thousand active enterprises, being estimated for this census approximately 70 thousand companies. (macauhub)