The Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector (called the Annual Services Survey prior to the reference year 2014), is the main source of structural information for all market services. It is a sample survey performed annually by the National Statistical Institute (INE) in collaboration with the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (Idescat) in the Catalan territory. Its fundamental objective is the study of the economic characteristics of companies in the sector, such as their primary activities and employment, as well as accounting data such as expenses or income.
The statistical unit used in the research is companies whose main economic activity is to provide one of the services described in following. A company is considered to be the smallest combination of legal entities that make up an organizational unit that produces goods or services and has a certain degree of autonomy in regard to decision-making. A company may carry out its activities in one or several local units (establishments). The data published for Catalonia regarding this statistic refers to the activities developed by the company units in Catalonia, according to the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCAE-2009). Until 2007, the classification used was CCAE-93.
The sectorisation corresponding to the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCAE-2009) is as follows:
From 2009 to 2011, the "Artistic, leisure and entertainment activities" and "Other services" groups were partially studied using a rota system, meaning some of its branches were studied each year. From the year 2012 onwards, all of this group of branches will be studied again. The relationship of branches studied each year is as follows:
This lack of uniformity means it would not be appropriate to calculate the year-over-year variation for these two groups of activities for the mentioned years.
Business volume refers to the amount the company invoiced during the corresponding year for providing the services and the sale of goods that the company offers. Sales are accounted for without including value added tax (VAT) and in net terms, which means immediate payment discounts, sale returns and volume discounts are deducted..
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Turnover in services. By activity group T
Employed persons in services. By activity group T
Personnel expenditure in services. By activity group T
Gross investments in material assets in services. By activity group T
Large Store Sales Index (IVGS). Current prices T