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Indicators of Service Sector Activity. Turnover Index (IASSVN)

Indicators of Service Sector Activity. Turnover Index (IASSVN) Catalonia. April, 2020 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Index % month % accumulated
Turnover Index (IASSVN) 68.8 -41.1 -14.7
Trade 68.3 -39.5 -13.6
Other services 69.8 -43.8 -16.5
Transport and storage 68.6 -42.3 -14.4
Hostelry 8.8 -92.3 -41.7
Information and communications 96.5 -19.8 -8.4
Professional, scientific and technical activities 94.3 -33.3 -15.4
Administrative activities and auxiliary services 77.1 -41.4 -9.3
Units: Base 2015=100.
Source: Idescat, based on INE's Service Sector Activity Indicator.
Note: The data for March 2020 onwards are affected by Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, whereby a state of alarm is declared for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.
(p) Provisional data.
Indicators of Service Sector Activity. Turnover Index (IASSVN) Spain. April, 2020 (p)
Year-over-year variation
Index % month % accumulated
Turnover Index (IASSVN) 70.7 -41.4 -14.4
Trade 71.8 -40.4 -13.7
Other services 68.8 -43.1 -15.6
Transport and storage 71.2 -41.1 -13.3
Hostelry 6.3 -94.4 -39.5
Information and communications 93.5 -16.6 -6.4
Professional, scientific and technical activities 96.3 -30.0 -10.6
Administrative activities and auxiliary services 63.4 -47.2 -16.1
Units: Base 2015=100.
Source: INE.
Note: The data for March 2020 onwards are affected by Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, whereby a state of alarm is declared for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.
(p) Provisional data.

Last update: June 22, 2020. Next update: July 17, 2020 Calendari

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Methodological note

The Indicators of Service Sector Activity (IASS) measure short-term changes in the activity of companies operating in the services sector in Catalonia. Research is carried out regarding activities in Trade, Transport and storage, Hostelry, Information and communications, Professional, scientific and technical activities and Administrative activities and auxiliary services according to the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities (NAVE Rev. 2).

These indicators reflect changes in one of the most important sectors of the Catalan economy, through the turnover variable. Turnover includes the amounts billed by companies for the provision of services and sale of goods, as part of the companies' business operations. They are accounted for including taxes attributable to goods and services, with the exception of VAT, which is borne by customers.

The turnover index (IASSVN) is produced by Idescat based on data provided by the National Statistical Institute (INE). Idescat disseminates the information related to Commercial and Non commercial sectors. In addition, for the Non commercial IASSVN, a disaggregation is obtained for Transport and storage, Hostelry, Information and communications, Professional, scientific and technical activities and Administrative activities and auxiliary services sectors. The results are presented as an index with the purpose of measuring the variation in relation to base 2015.

Since 2015, the INE has introduced new changes to the IASS in order to make it fully coincide with the Eurostat system, thus facilitating any cross analyses performed by users. Following to European Union regulations, since January 2018 the indices are published with the new base 2015 following the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (NACE Rev.2). The series are offered linked since 2005.

The change in base affects the sectors being researched, the product baskets and the weights and samples of information units, while adding quantitative and methodological improvements.

The indices are calculated using a chained Laspeyres-type methodology, with deliberations updated yearly based on the base (2015), according to the information provided in the Annual Survey of Services and the Annual Trade Survey, among other sources.

These indicators are obtained from a continuous survey that examines monthly more than 4,400 companies operating in these sectors in Catalonia.

The data from the previous four months are provisional.