Quarterly economic indicators of trade enterprises (until 2015)
Statistical activity code: 21602
Wholesale and retail sales by economic activity; retail sales of retail trade enterprises by economic activity and commodity group; trade enterprises’ assets, liabilities and trade margin by economic activity
Estonian Classifcation of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Motor trade, wholesale trade or retail trade enterprises, EMTAK 45, 46, 47
Current price – the prices of goods and services in the reference period.
Retail sales of goods – resell of new and second-hand goods by stores, stalls, sell counters, mail order sale stores, Internet and public sale to the people for their private consumption and housekeeping. Retail sale will not include sales of durable goods (cars, furniture, household appliances, etc.) to the people through leasing enterprises, if leasing enterprise becomes the owner of goods.
Turnover – 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.
Wholesale sales of goods – reselling of goods and mediation to industrial and trade consumers, institutions and organisations, including leasing enterprises. In mediation of goods, the goods do not belong to mediator, only commission for services belongs there.
Enterprises whose main activity is trade
List of active enterprises whose main activity is trade. The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACT
Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 concerning short-term statistics
Regulation (EC) No 1158/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2005 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 concerning short-term statistics
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Data are published under the heading „Economy/ Internal trade” in the Statistical Database in http://pub.stat.ee.
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Data serve as input for statistical activity 21603 „Retail sale volume indices”.
Methodology of short-term business statistics. Interpretation and guidelines, Eurostat (2006)
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The data are comparable with the data of other European Union Member States.
The data are comparable across time.
Data are related to statistical activity 20007 „Quarterly Financial Statistics of Enterprises”.
Quarterly economic indicators of trade enterprises are coherent with same monthly indicators.
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent. Higher-level aggregations are derived from detailed data according to pre-defined procedures.
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The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, if errors are discovered, if new or better data become available or when the data for the following quarter are released.
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. Kaubandus”.
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.