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Professional, scientific and specialist activities. Main results. By branches

Professional, scientific and specialist activities. Main results. By branches CCAE-2009 Catalonia. 2019
Legal and accounting Head office and business consulting Technical serv., architecture & engineering, tech. analysis Research and development
Companies (number) 24,681 6,108 20,705 1,916
Establishments (number) 25,832 6,440 21,250 2,104
Employed persons (number) 72,131 35,356 57,412 17,968
Operating income 5,252,195 4,659,265 4,765,423 1,387,198
Turnover 5,085,708 4,364,179 4,593,068 651,089
Work done for the asset 4,326 15,492 37,910 93,790
Operating subsidies 3,294 54,177 45,906 584,568
Other operating income 158,867 225,417 88,538 57,751
Invent. var. prim. mat., supplies and merchandise 3,493 -5,432 15,633 -647
Inventory variation in products finished and in progress 3,291 -855 48,023 349
Operating expenses 4,061,922 4,704,546 4,266,406 1,426,598
Consumption of goods 3,778 189,365 83,892 31,917
Consumption of raw materials and other supplies 102,694 75,536 533,501 93,277
Work done by other companies 284,797 217,427 726,859 67,028
Personnel costs 1,874,265 2,112,358 1,711,142 673,761
Wages and salaries 1,493,456 1,712,809 1,346,317 529,008
Social burdens and other personnel costs 380,809 399,549 364,825 144,753
Expenditure on external services 1,661,392 1,620,275 1,064,214 412,516
Provision for amortizations 98,124 970,799 101,869 118,006
Other operating expenses 36,874 -481,214 44,929 30,093
Gross investment in tangible assets 405,351 145,488 79,546 110,809
Gross investment in intangible assets 46,595 91,965 46,390 101,422
Result of the financial year 1,028,378 7,657,476 262,786 -38,171
Units: Thousands of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Structural business statistics in the service sector.
Professional, scientific and specialist activities. Main results. By branches CCAE-2009 Catalonia. 2019
Advertising and market analysis Other professional and specialist Veterinary Total
Companies (number) 10,817 18,144 1,536 83,907
Establishments (number) 10,931 18,652 1,660 86,869
Employed persons (number) 28,373 31,474 4,698 247,412
Operating income 4,418,250 2,097,070 236,941 22,816,341
Turnover 4,352,276 1,985,081 227,931 21,259,331
Work done for the asset 4,648 43,365 22 199,554
Operating subsidies 3,412 49,192 5,649 746,198
Other operating income 57,914 19,432 3,339 611,258
Invent. var. prim. mat., supplies and merchandise 2,259 17,234 172 32,712
Inventory variation in products finished and in progress 5,802 1,531 31 58,172
Operating expenses 4,124,471 1,604,641 207,230 20,395,815
Consumption of goods 1,460,195 43,745 45,708 1,858,600
Consumption of raw materials and other supplies 268,988 139,795 23,254 1,237,043
Work done by other companies 519,985 262,128 13,668 2,091,891
Personnel costs 850,328 587,497 76,923 7,886,274
Wages and salaries 678,718 459,513 60,691 6,280,513
Social burdens and other personnel costs 171,609 127,984 16,232 1,605,761
Expenditure on external services 944,146 485,972 40,253 6,228,769
Provision for amortizations 48,823 76,260 8,057 1,421,938
Other operating expenses 32,008 9,244 -633 -328,700
Gross investment in tangible assets 61,880 35,156 3,532 841,764
Gross investment in intangible assets 24,403 50,949 253 361,978
Result of the financial year 150,317 170,340 5,376 9,236,503
Units: Thousands of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Structural business statistics in the service sector.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Consumption of goods
Number of purchases of goods (assets acquired by the company to be resold without subjecting them to a transformation process) made by the company during the reference year, less the changes in good inventories. The purchases are accounted for without including VAT and in net terms, in other words, by deducting discounts for immediate payment, sales returns and quantity discounts.
Personnel costs
Total amount of payments made by the company as wages and salaries, compensations, Social Security paid by the company and other social costs (long term retributions via contributory systems or defined allowances, retributions to personnel via patrimony instruments and other social expenses).
Operating expenses
TTotal amount obtained as a result of adding up the different expenses linked to the operations performed by the company: consumption and work performed by other companies, personnel expenses, external services and other operating expenses.
Expenditure on external services
Sum of all the different operating expenses incurred by the company during the reference year, including R&D expenses, leases and fees, repairs and maintenance, services of independent professionals, third-party transport, non-social insurance premiums, banking services and the like, advertising, publicity and public relations, supplies and other services.
Company
The smallest combination of legal units constituting an organisational unit for the production of goods or services, one having certain autonomy in terms of decision-making, principally for allocating the resources it has at its disposal.
Operating revenue
Total amount obtained as a result of aggregating the different revenue associated to the operation.
Gross investment in intangible assets
Amount of expenditure (acquisitions or own production) on research and development activities, investment in IT applications and other intangible assets, such as concessions, patents, licences, trade funds, similar rights and others. These operations are accounted for by their total value without including VAT.
Gross investment in material assets
Amount of the increases in value produced for different types of asset, which originate from purchases of new or used assets from third parties, from the production of one's own assets or from work done by the company or third parties on already existing elements in order to increase production capacity, performance or useful life. This is the gross investment. Until 2007, the investment was calculated as a difference between real increases in the value of capital and the sales of said resources. Investment operations are accounted for as their total value. Purchases are valued at acquisition cost, without including deductible VAT but including transport, installation costs, registration and notary costs and other non deductible taxes. Work done by the company using its resources is valued at cost price. Does not include investments in property made to obtain income or capital gains.
Annual balance
Total amount of the profit or loss for the year as obtained as a consequence of the company's activity.
Changes in inventories of raw materials, other supplies and goods
Amount corresponding to the difference between the final inventories and initial inventories of raw materials, other supplies and goods. These inventories are valued at acquisition cost.
Changes in inventories in products finished and in progress
Amount corresponding to the difference between the final and initial inventories of the different products (finished, semi-finished and in progress, by-products, waste and recovered materials) manufactured by the company. These inventories are valued at production cost.
Turnover
It includes the amounts invoiced by the company during the reference year for sales of goods and services corresponding to the company's ordinary activities. These sales are accounted for in net terms, in other words, by deducting sales discounts for immediate payment, sales returns, the value of returned packaging and quantity discounts. The taxes and duties on invoiced goods and services are included but the VAT transferred to the customer is excluded.

Methodological aspects

The Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector, called the Annual Services Survey prior to the reference year 2014, is a sample-based survey that is produced annually by the INE in order to study the economic characteristics of companies in almost all of the market services sector (number of establishments, employment, income and operating costs, etc.) and estimate the main micromagnitudes. Idescat makes a detailed treatment for Catalonia and collaborates with the publishing of questionnaires.

The information about professional, scientific and technical activities, administrative and support service activities; that Idescat has produced using data from the from the INE is presented in two tables: main results and macromagnitudes.

Since 2008, the Annual services survey has been adapted to the new National classification of economic activities (CNAE-2009). This change involves a shift in the series that prevents inter-annual comparison between most sectors and some variables.

The correspondences between the sectors used and the Catalan classification of economic activities (CCAE-2009) is as follows:

CCAE-2009Groups of activities
  
45Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
49-53Transportation and storage
55,56Accommodation
58-63Information and communication
68Real estate activities
69-75 Professional, scientific and technical activities
77-82 Administrative and support service activities
90-93Arts, entertainment and recreation
95,96Other services

In 2009, 2010 and 2010, the "Other services" group was partially studied. From the year 2012 onwards, the two branches of this group will be studied again.

List of branches each year studied:

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Repair of computers and personal and household goods (div. 95)    YES    YES    YES   YES    YES
Other personal service activities (div. 96)    YES    –    –    –    YES

Several methodological improvements were applied to the Structural Business Statistics in 2016. The results for 2016 are therefore not strictly comparable with those for previous years.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".