Economic Census is a statistical activity to collect comprehensive information on the profile & structure of the economy and business activities in Malaysia. It is conducted once in every five years. The first Economic Census was conducted in 2001 for reference year 2000.
The Department of Statistics Malaysia is conducting the Economic Census 2016 for reference year 2015. The census is governed by the provision of the Statistics Act 1965 (Revised 1989). Under Section 5 of this act, all establishments operating in Malaysia are required to provide actual information or best estimates to the Department of Statistics Malaysia.