Annual accounts of information and communication technology sector (until 2015)
Statistical activity code: 20503
Income statement; assets, liabilities and equity; value added and productivity measures, investments in fixed assets by number of persons employed in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector
Estonian Classifcation of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
ICT sector:Manufacture of electronic components and boards, Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment, Manufacture of communication equipment, Manufacture of consumer electronics, Manufacture of magnetic and optical media, Wholesale of information and communication equipment, Software publishing, Telecommunications, Computer programming, consultancy and related activities, Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals, Repair of computers and communication equipment
Information and communications technologies (ICT) sector – economic activities, which are primarily intended to fulfil or enable the function of information processing and communication by electronic means, including transmission and display. (The definition of OECD is used in order to guarantee the international comparability of the data.)
Information and communications technologies (ICT) manufacturing sector – manufacturing industries, which products are primarily intended to fulfil the function of information processing and communication by electronic means, including transmission and display.
Information and communications technologies (ICT) services sector – manufacturing industries, which services are primarily intended to enable the function of information processing and communication by electronic means.
Enterprise – company
Enterprises whose main activity is the manufacture of electronic components and boards; manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment; manufacture of communication equipment; manufacture of consumer electronics; manufacture of magnetic and optical media; wholesale of information and communication equipment; software publishing; telecommunications; computer programming, consultancy and related activities; data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals; repair of computers and communication equipment.
List of active enterprises, excluding financial intermediation enterprises. The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
Estonia as a whole
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Data are published under the heading „Economy/ Information technology and communications” in the Statistical Database in http://pub.stat.ee.
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The economic activities of the ICT sector and the main indicators have been defined by the OECD Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society (WPIIS)
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Annual reports of enterprises are received from the Commercial Register. Data on the following tax returns are received from the Estonian Tax and Customs Board: value added tax return (form KMD); declaration of income and social tax, unemployment insurance premiums and contributions to mandatory funded pension (form TSD).
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activity 20300 „Annual financial statistics of enterprises” are used.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with other data. Before data dissemination, several checks on the internal coherence of the data are carried out.
The indicators to be published are calculated on the basis of the collected data.