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New Statistical Units for a Better Quality of National and European Business Statistics

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and European Business Statistics
Article
journal RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI
issue RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2019 - 4
title New Statistical Units for a Better Quality of National and European Business Statistics
author
publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 05-2020
doi 10.26350/000518_000037
issn 0035-676X (print) | 1827-7918 (digital)
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At a European level, discussion of the correct application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 696/93 on statistical units started many years ago, as it has been incorrectly applied in many countries. The correct application of the regulation envisages aggregating the legal units under common control when they do not have sufficient decision-making autonomy. In many countries, however, the erroneous assimilation between the concepts of enterprise and legal units has prevailed, even if these legal units do not have sufficient autonomy in the decision-making process. The paper analyses the correct application of the enterprise definition, in both theoretical and practical terms, by exploring the impact of the ‘‘new’’ definition of enterprise on structural business statistics. The most important revision in estimating economic values is a significant transfer of value added from services to manufacturing activities, as well as a reduction of the main economic variables, such as turnover and costs.

keywords

Statistical units, Enterprises, Business statistics, Official statistical quality.

Author biography

Directorate of Economic Statistics, Istat, Rome, Italy. Email: faramondstat.it.