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Professional, scientific and specialist activities. Macromagnitudes. By branches

Professional, scientific and specialist activities. Macromagnitudes. By branches CCAE-2009 Catalonia. 2020
Legal and accounting Head office and business consulting Technical serv., architecture & engineering, tech. analysis Research and development Advertising and market analysis Other professional and specialist Veterinary Total
Value of production 4,611,399 4,097,099 3,349,659 794,111 2,192,163 1,634,075 200,198 16,878,704
Consumption of prime materials and other supplies 60,028 83,071 413,334 104,678 419,134 154,944 32,528 1,267,718
Outsourcing 1,551,144 1,628,694 976,008 390,314 719,779 402,696 51,796 5,720,431
Gross value added m.p. 3,000,227 2,385,334 1,960,316 299,119 1,053,250 1,076,434 115,874 9,890,555
Taxes on production and products 16,153 25,301 20,715 2,273 6,177 6,887 619 78,125
Operating subsidies 10,935 15,950 39,781 593,226 8,493 36,828 850 706,062
Gross value added f.c. 2,995,008 2,375,984 1,979,382 890,072 1,055,566 1,106,376 116,105 10,518,492
Personnel costs 1,807,337 2,177,041 1,552,845 722,768 864,166 556,701 74,220 7,755,078
Gross operating surplus 1,187,671 198,943 426,537 167,303 191,400 549,675 41,885 2,763,414
Units: Thousands of euros.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Structural business statistics in the service sector.

Last update: November 14, 2022.


These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector (EAS).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Gross operating surplus
Surplus generated by operational activities after compensating for the work factor. This can be calculated as the difference between gross value added at factor cost and personnel costs.
Gross value added at market prices
It is calculated upon the basis of the production value less intermediate consumption, which is made up of the sum of the consumption of raw materials and other supplies and expenditure on external services.
Gross value added at factor cost
Gross income from operating activities once the effects of the operating subsidies and indirect taxes have been adjusted. It is calculated upon the basis of the gross value added at market prices, deducting the taxes linked to production and products and adding the operating
Production vale
Number of final goods and services produced by the company during the year. It is equal to the turnover, plus the changes in inventories of products finished and in progress, plus the work performed by the company for its assets (capitalized production), plus accessory income and any other related to current management, less the consumption of goods and work performed by other companies.

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
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 "..".