Turnover in services. By activity group RSS 

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:

CCAE-2009Activity groups
45Sale and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46Wholesale and intermediaries, except motor vehicles
47Retail sales, except motor vehicles and motorcycles
49-53Transport and storage
55,56Hotel business
58-63Information and communications
68Real estate activities
69-75Professional, scientific and technical activities
77-82Administrative activities and auxiliary services
90-93AArtistic, recreational and entertainment activities
95,96Other services

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:

Artistic, recreational and entertainment activities:

Creative, artistic and show activities (div. 90)    YES    –    YES    YES    YES
Library, archival and museum activities (div. 91)    YES    –    YES    YES    YES
Gambling and betting (div. 92)    YES    –    –    YES    YES
Sporting, recreational and entertainment activities (div. 93)    YES    YES    –    YES    YES

Other services:

Computer repair, personal belongings and domestic goods (div. 95)    YES    YES    YES    YES    YES
Other activities in personal services (div. 96)    YES    –    –    –    YES

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..

Further information at:


  • Idescat.
  • INE.
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