CBS means Central Statistical office
The task of CBS is to collect and edit data for the purpose of publishing statistics for the purposes of practice, policy and science. Besides the responsibility for the national (official) statistics, CBS is also responsible for the production of European (community) statistics. The information provided by CBS differs from macro-economic data, to household information. The goal of the CBS is ultimately to reduce the administration burden. Annually, CBS also holds survey ª TES among consumers and companies to keep the information that one has as current as possible. More information can be found on the website.