Structural Business Statistics — Overview

Introduction

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What information can I find here?

Structural business statistics (SBS) describe the structure and performance of businesses in the EU. They cover the 'business economy' (NACE Rev. 2 sections B to N and division 95) which includes:

  • Industry;
  • Construction;
  • Distributive trades; and
  • Services.

The statistics can be broken down to a very detailed sectoral level (i.e. several hundred economic activities). Thus, the information available from SBS is more detailed than data from short-term business statistics and national accounts.

The main variables within SBS are expressed as monetary values or as counts, for example for the numbers of enterprises or persons employed. By contrast, for short-term business statistics (STS) data are expressed as indices in relation to a base year. For more information, see the page ‘Information on data’ in this section.

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Highlights

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Visualise businesses in the EU

Get a quick visual overview of the situation of enterprises by size class and economic activity of with regard to employment, value added and number of enterprises.

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Have a look at our latest "What's new" articles presenting interesting aspects of business statistics, including visualisations. 

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Read about business demography

This article presents data on business demography in the EU looking at the number of active enterprises in the business economy, their birth rates, and the survival rate.

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