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Administrative activities and auxiliary services. Main results. By branches

Administrative activities and auxiliary services. Main results. By branches CCAE-2009 Catalonia. 2020
Rental activities Activities related with occupancy Travel agents and tour operators Security and research activities Services for buildings & gardening Administr., office and auxiliary services Total
Companies (number) 3,061 1,553 2,853 619 8,361 19,452 35,899
Establishments (number) 3,434 1,907 3,261 762 9,278 20,143 38,785
Employed persons (number) 10,933 49,412 11,624 24,932 119,242 75,570 291,712
Operating income 2,418,730 1,600,650 1,325,289 920,226 3,536,682 4,889,308 14,690,885
Turnover 2,293,209 1,590,776 1,243,057 885,309 3,391,890 4,371,350 13,775,590
Work done for the asset 10,792 582 6,495 22,996 2,746 30,903 74,515
Operating subsidies 9,318 4,696 23,567 3,520 117,144 273,287 431,531
Other operating income 105,411 4,596 52,170 8,401 24,901 213,768 409,248
Invent. var. prim. mat., supplies and merchandise -5,299 1 -8,696 -3,548 1,235 -1,268 -17,576
Inventory variation in products finished and in progress 262 -51 0 649 15,376 -15,423 814
Operating expenses 2,325,448 1,521,273 1,464,202 966,556 3,140,220 4,537,744 13,955,444
Consumption of goods 194,429 807 475,431 57,280 151,575 234,815 1,114,338
Consumption of raw materials and other supplies 406,791 18,977 14,091 52,777 232,708 314,429 1,039,772
Work done by other companies 114,399 37,927 202,635 52,605 184,817 527,214 1,119,597
Personnel costs 316,716 1,266,725 274,121 644,905 2,021,047 1,945,649 6,469,164
Wages and salaries 247,787 952,684 206,539 481,402 1,543,105 1,506,587 4,938,102
Social burdens and other personnel costs 68,929 314,041 67,582 163,504 477,942 439,063 1,531,062
Expenditure on external services 612,084 185,181 396,433 118,963 442,268 1,160,400 2,915,330
Provision for amortizations 615,920 6,359 24,867 20,869 65,056 136,839 869,910
Other operating expenses 65,109 5,297 76,624 19,157 42,749 218,397 427,333
Gross investment in tangible assets 817,852 5,479 7,077 6,962 36,375 77,451 951,196
Gross investment in intangible assets 10,697 2,698 5,656 1,331 4,982 133,073 158,438
Result of the financial year 2,981 7,379 -156,827 27,651 3,431 547,771 432,386
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

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.
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.
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
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 "..".