THE ECONOMIC AFFAIRS DIVISION Ministry of Economic Affairs Empowerment Innovation - Trade Industry and Commerce
Barbados Statistical Service (BSS)

Mission Statement

“To provide reliable and timely key economic and social statistics which decision makers and other users need.”

The functions of this department include:

  • Taking any census in the island;
  • Collecting, compiling, analyzing and publishing statistical information relating to the social, agricultural, mining, commercial, industrial and general activities and conditions of the inhabitants of Barbados;
  • Collaborating with other government departments in the collection, compilation, analysis and publication of statistics;
  • Generally, organising a coordinated scheme of social and economic statistics relating to Barbados