Consumer Affairs Division asks the public to complete the 2019 basket of goods survey

29th August 2019: The Consumer Affairs Division (CAD) of the Ministry of Trade and Industry is seeking the assistance of all consumers with the completion of the 2019 Basket of Goods survey. The online survey is accessible online via link

The data gathered from the survey informs the work of the Division and various government agencies and departments. The CAD utilises the survey findings in its monthly price monitoring conducted at supermarkets nationwide, research and policy making.

The basket of goods includes basic food and beverages such as flour, cereal, milk and coffee. It is a combination of goods that reasonably represents a typical pattern of consumption for households.  It indicates inflation levels impacts and informs government policy. The prices of the items in the basket of goods also directly or indirectly affects the financial decision of the consumers.

The last survey conducted by the CAD was in 2014. Members of the public are asked to complete the survey by September 30th, 2019.

The Consumer Affairs Division can be contacted for further information via the toll-free hotline at 800-4CPS (4277), email the CAD at, and private message through the CAD’s Facebook platform: Consumer Affairs Division T&T or visit any one of the five (5) offices located at:

•          Port of Spain Head Office:

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Level 19 Nicholas Towers, 63-65 Independence Square, Port-of-Spain

•          Arima:

Every Monday, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Pennywise Building, Second Floor, 10-10A Devenish Street, Arima

•          San Fernando:

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30am – 3:15pm

#3 Leotaud Street, San Fernando

•          Penal:

Every Monday, 9:00am – 2:00pm

218A S.S. Erin Road, Debe

•          Point Fortin:

Every Wednesday, 9:00am – 2:00pm

29 Canaan Road, Point Fortin

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