Retail trade enterprises
Statistical activity code: 20312
Number and sales area of stores
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Retail trade enterprises
Enterprise – an enterprise consists of one or more companies (public limited company, private limited company, limited partnership, general partnership, commercial association) or branches of foreign companies or sole proprietors. Annual statistics cover only branches of foreign companies with 20 or more persons employed and sole proprietors. Statistical unit is an enterprise.
Number of trading places – number of retail stores, fixed market stands and permanent stalls, including rented spaces and excluding spaces rented out.
Retail trade enterprises – enterprises whose main activity is primarily the sale of goods (excl. motor vehicles and motorcycles) mainly for household use (according to the Estonian Classification of Economic Activities, activity G 47).
Sales area – the surface area of a retail store to which customers have access, including fitting rooms, space under and behind counters and displays as well as the space behind counters used by sales assistants.
Enterprises whose main activity is retail trade
List of active retail trade enterprises. The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2008 concerning structural business statistics (recast)
Commission Regulation (EU) No 446/2014 of 2 May 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning structural business statistics, and Commission Regulations (EC) No 251/2009 and (EU) No 275/2010, as regards the series of data to be produced and the criteria for evaluation of the quality of structural business statistics (Text with EEA relevance)
Commission Regulation (EC) No 251/2009 of 11 March 2009 implementing and amending Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the series of data to be produced for structural business statistics and the adaptations necessary after the revision of the statistical classification of products by activity (CPA)
Commission Regulation (EC) No 250/2009 of 11 March 2009 implementing Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the definitions of characteristics, the technical format for the transmission of data, the double reporting requirements for NACE Rev.1.1 and NACE Rev.2 and derogations to be granted for structural business statistics (Text with EEA relevance)
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 439/2014 of 29 April 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 250/2009 implementing Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning structural business statistics, as regards the definitions of characteristics and the technical format for the transmission of data (Text with EEA relevance)
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Data are published under the subject area “Economy / Internal trade” in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee.
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Commission regulation (EC) No 250/2009 of 11 March 2009 implementing Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the definitions of characteristics, the technical format for the transmission of data, the double reporting requirements for NACE Rev.1.1 and NACE Rev.2 and derogations to be granted for structural business statistics
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In compliance with the rules (regulations)
The data are comparable with the data of other European Union countries.
The data are comparable over time. Due to the elaboration of the definition of the enterprise since 2018, there may be a redistribution of indicators between economic activities (legal entities belonging to the group may be consolidated into one enterprise).
The data are in coherence with the statistical activity 20901 “Business Register for Statistical Purposes”.
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent. Higher-level aggregations are derived from detailed data according to pre-defined procedures.
Data are collected from active retail trade enterprises. Total population is 6,400 objects. The sample includes 940 objects. All state and municipal enterprises as well as private enterprises with 20 or more persons employed are surveyed. Private enterprises with less than 20 employees are sampled by economic activity and number of employees. Stratified simple random sampling is used.
Since the reference year 2014 survey-based data are not used for retail enterprises with 1 person employed.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Over two years
Data are collected and the submission of questionnaires is monitored through eSTAT (the web channel for electronic data submission). The questionnaires have been designed for independent completion in eSTAT and 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).
The data are collected with the official statistics annual questionnaire “Ettevõtte kompleksne kalendriaasta aruanne (EKOMAR)”.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with other data.
The indicators to be published are calculated on the basis of the collected data.
Micodata are aggregated to the level necessary for analysis. This includes aggregating the data according to the classification, and calculating various indices.