Quarterly economic indicators of service enterprises (until 2015)
Statistical activity code: 20005
Net turnover, turnover from main activity and total expenditure of service enterprises by economic activity
Estonian Classifcation of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Service anterprises, EMTAK 52-96 (except 64-66)
Turnover (formerly ‘net sales’) – income from sale of all products, goods and services received or to be received, which does not include VAT and excises. Turnover is equal with the pay received or to be received and is calculated on a accrual basis accounting. Turnover excludes subsidies.
Costs – the cost of products, goods and services sold, and other operating expenses. Other (miscellaneous) expenses, financial and extraordinary costs are not included. Costs are calculated based on the income statement layout used in the enterprise’s accounting.
Enterprise – company
Enterprises whose main activity is support activities for transportation; postal and courier activities; information and communication; real estate activities; professional, scientific and technical activities; administrative and support service activities; education; human health and social work activities; arts, entertainment and recreation; or other service activities
List of active enterprises whose main activity is support activities for transportation; postal and courier activities; information and communication; real estate activities; professional, scientific and technical activities; administrative and support service activities; education; human health and social work activities; arts, entertainment and recreation; or other service activities. The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
Estonia as a whole
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Methodology of short-term business statistics. Interpretation and guidelines, Eurostat (2006)
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Data are related to statistical activities 20007 „Quarterly Financial Statistics of Enterprises”
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DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activity 20007 „Quarterly financial statistics of enterprises” are used.
Data are collected through eSTAT (the web channel for electronic data submission) and from administrative data sources. eSTAT is also used to monitor the completion of questionnaires. The questionnaires have been designed for completion in eSTAT by the respondents themselves and they include instructions and controls. The questionnaires and information about data submission are available on Statistics Estonia’s website at http://www.stat.ee/andmete-esitamine (in Estonian). Data are collected with the quarterly statistical questionnaire „Majandustegevus. Teenindus”.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods and other surveys.
The indicators to be published are calculated on the basis of the collected data.
Adjustment is carried out for the series of sales revenue and number of people occupied with work. Time series are seasonally and calendar adjusted (ie working day effect is removed).