The data obtained from the census will be used for:
1. Planning business strategy
Economic Census provides detailed economic statistics for businesses to make business decisions and planning as well as to gauge their business performance.
2. Providing input to the national economic development
Economic Census provides comprehensive statistics to formulate national development policy and to identify new sources of growth to the economy. The statistics have been used for the assessment of the Tenth Malaysia Plan as well as the formulation of Eleventh Malaysia Plan, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Masterplan 2012-2020 and the Services Sector Blueprint.
3. Setting new benchmark for economic statistics
Economic census data will be used in updating existing economic indicators such as rebasing of indices i.e. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Index of Industrial Production (IIP), Index of Services (IoS), Producer Price Index (PPI); compilation of Supply & Use Tables (SUT), Input-Output Table (I-O), Tourism Satellite Account (TSA), Information & Communication Technology Satellite Account (ICTSA), System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA); and the development of Small Medium Enterprise's profile.