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Net business population growth in ICT sector
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Growth rate between t and t-1 of the population of active enterprises in the ICT sector. Active enterprises are enterprises that have employment and/or turnover in the period from 1st January to 31st December in a given year (Definitions of Eurostat - OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics).
ICT sector in NACE Rev. 2 (based on the 2006 OECD definition) corresponds to:
NACE Rev. 2 codes:
26.1 Manufacture of electronic components and boards
26.2 Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment
26.3 Manufacture of communication equipment
26.4 Manufacture of consumer electronics
26.8 Manufacture of magnetic and optical media
46.5 Wholesale of information and communication equipment
58.2 Software publishing
62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
63.1 Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals
95.1 Repair of computers and communication equipment
The Business demographic statistics provided by Eurostat, are drawn from business registers, although some individual countries improve the availability or freshness of data on employment and turnover by integrating other sources. Data covers the sections B to S (Industry, construction, and services, except insurance activities of holding companies) (Data for sections P, Q, R, and S are provided on a voluntary basis).
Source: Eurostat, Business demography statistics.