Data Data

The structural business statistics (SBS) database folder is found under the heading for industry, trade and services.

The quickest and easiest place to enter the database is through the folder titled 'SBS – main indicators'. There are two tables containing key SBS indicators, broken down by:

  • NACE divisions, or by;
  • employment size classes and NACE divisions.

The first table, European business, contains several key indicators for the whole non-financial business economy, with analysis down to NACE division level (2-digit); data are presented for EU aggregates and for individual Member States.

The second table, summary indicators - employment size classes, presents the main variables (number of enterprises, turnover; value added and employment), and a single derived indicator (apparent labour productivity) for the whole non-financial business economy, with analysis down to NACE division level (2-digit) combined with a size class analysis (micro, small, medium-sized and large enterprises) defined by the number of persons employed; data are presented for EU aggregates only.

Note that the sectoral nodes that are found within the database tree provide information in relation to the NACE Rev. 2 classification for 2008, while for earlier reference periods the NACE Rev. 1.1 classification is used - as such there is a break in the series and the two sets of data should not be combined.