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Net business population growth
Growth rate between t and t-1 of the population of active enterprises. 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).
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.