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Net business population growth in high- and medium-high-technology sectors
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Growth rate between t and t-1 of the population of active enterprises in the high technology industries (21. Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations; 26. Manufacture of computer, electronic, and optical products), the medium-high technology industries (20. Manufacture of chemicals and chemicals products; 27 to 30. Manufacture of electrical equipment, Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c., Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, Manufacture of other transport equipment) and the high-technology knowledge-intensive services (59 to 63. Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities, Programming and broadcasting activities, Telecommunications, Computer programming, consultancy and related activities, Information service activities, and 72. Scientific research and development) (Eurostat definitions).
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.