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2.3 Business statistics


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2.3 Business statistics (CIS-STAT)
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Distributive Trade=

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Ongoing work:

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In the distributive trade for 2012:

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Monthly collection, processing, analysis and publication of data:

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=E2=80=A2 On volumes of retail trade and catering enterprises turnover&n= bsp; through all sales channels (for trading organisations and the sales of= goods at retail markets, in current prices);
=E2=80=A2 On volume cha= nges in retail trade and catering enterprises  turnover (in current an= d constant prices);
=E2=80=A2 On average consumer prices for selected= kinds of consumer goods at trade enterprises of the capitals of the Common= wealth countries.

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Quarterly data:

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=E2=80=A2 On volumes of retail trade turnover by small size enterprises = (in current prices).
=E2=80=A2 On = stocks of goods in retail trade, in current prices;

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Half yearly data:

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=E2=80=A2 On volumes of retail trade turnover by form of ownership (in c= urrent prices).

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Yearly data:

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=E2=80=A2 On the structure of sales of food and non-food goods in value = terms in current prices and indicators of sales in quantity;
=E2=80= =A2 Statistics on the intermediary activities of various specialized exchan= ges (goods, raw materials, stocks and shares, currencies, etc);
=E2= =80=A2 Availability to the public in the CIS countries of selected consumer= durables;
=E2=80=A2 Sales of alco= holic beverages per capita;
=E2=80=A2 Preparation of economi= c reports on the situation at the consumer market for goods and services in= the CIS countries in 2011.

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Business Statistics

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Ongoing work:

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=E2=80=A2 Collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of quarterl= y and yearly data in 2012-2013 on profits of enterprises and organisations = and the settlement situation of enterprises and organisations, both domesti= cally and with other countries of the Commonwealth.

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Market Services

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Ongoing work:

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In the field of market services for 2012 it is envisaged to collect, pro= cess and publish:

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Monthly data:

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=E2=80=A2 On the supply of market services, including personal services = rendered to population through all channels of sales, in current prices; =E2=80=A2 On changes in the supply of market services to population, in= current and constant prices.

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Half yearly data:

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=E2=80=A2 On the supply of market services to population by forms of own= ership and small size enterprises, in current prices.

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Yearly data:

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=E2=80=A2 On the structure of market services in value terms (in current= prices) and in quantity of sales.
=E2=80=A2 Preparation of economic = reports on the situation at the goods and services markets in the Commonwea= lth countries in= 2011.

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Industry Statistics

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Ongoing work:

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=E2=80=A2 Collection, processing and publication of data on industry in = CIS countries:
- Monthly: output of the main types of industrial prod= ucts in quantity, industrial output in current prices, and indices of indus= trial output (in constant prices), both as a whole and by main kinds of eco= nomic activities (branches of industry);
- Yearly: output of the main= types of industrial products by product category;
   forec= asts of output of rolled ferrous metal products, steel pipes, cotton fibres= , cement, selected kinds of machine building products, extraction and produ= ction of the main types of fuel and energy resources.
=E2=80=A2 Prepa= ration of analytical reports on the situation and development of selected i= ndustrial branches.


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2.3 Business statistics (ECB)
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=E2=80=A2 Compilation of quarterly euro area business demography indicat= ors.

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=E2=80=A2 Compilation of monthly seasonally adjusted new passenger car a= nd commercial vehicle registrations: data reflect the number of the passeng= er and commercial vehicles data registered in a particular country/region o= f the EU based on raw data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Assoc= iation (ACEA).

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Jointly with the EU Commission (DG Enterprise a= nd Industry):

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=E2=80=A2 Continue the collection and compilation of statistics through = the joint survey on the access to finance of euro area enterprises, includi= ng small and medium-sized enterprises. Comprehensive surveys are run every = two years together with the European Commission, and part of the survey, fo= cusing on issues of conjunctural relevance, is run by the ECB every six mon= ths.

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Coordinated at European and international level= :

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=E2=80=A2 Support the design and use of a unique legal entity identifier= by developing an infrastructure for the accurate identification of all leg= al entities engaged in economic transactions.


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2.3 Business statistics (Eurostat)
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Theme 3.01 - Annual busines= s statistics

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Fields of activities covered by the theme

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=E2=80=A2 Industrial production statistics (Prodcom);
=E2=80=A2&nb= sp;Structural Business Statistics (SBS);
=E2=80=A2 Statistics on Fore= ign Affiliates (FATS);
=E2=80=A2 Modernisation of European Enterprise= and Trade Statistics (MEETS).

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1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2012

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1.1 NEW WORK, INCLUDING NEW PLANNED LEGISLATION

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=E2=80=A2 Simplification of the SBS Regulation requirements: analysis an= d agreement with Member States on the simplifications to Regulation (EC) No= . 295/2008, in particular for Annexes V-VII.
=E2=80=A2 Provision of b= ack-casted Structural Business Statistics data on an aggregated level in NA= CE Rev.2 for reference years 2005-2007 to users. Treatment of data transmit= ted in 2010 and in 2011 by Member States on a voluntary basis and estimatin= g the missing data to calculate EU aggregates.
=E2=80=A2 Production o= f the report to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementati= on of Regulation 716/2007 on Foreign Affiliates statistics.
=E2=80=A2= Commission Decision on the annual work programme for 2013 for the implemen= tation of Decision No 1297/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Co= uncil on the MEETS programme. Adoption of the annual work programme with th= e priorities for the actions to be undertaken in 2013 and the budgetary all= ocations under this Decision.
=E2=80=A2 ESSnet consistency: Identify = and analyse differences in definitions and provide recommendations on possi= ble adjustments.
=E2=80=A2 Continued quality improvement of SBS, Prod= com and FATS data: annual quality reports produced and analysed according t= o the governing regulations. The necessary follow-up actions are undertaken= . Improved quality checking of data.
=E2=80=A2 Drafting a manual on t= he overall methodological framework for  business statistics.
=E2=80=A2 Re-engineering of the business statistics production proc= ess in Eurostat.

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1.2 ONGOING WORK

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=E2=80=A2 Production and dissemination of Structural Business Statistics= (SBS) according to Regulation No 295/2008. Validation, processing and diss= emination of data received from Member States and other countries on Eurost= at website.
=E2=80=A2 Provision of the headline indicator for the mon= itoring of the Europe2020 targets on the Innovation Union.
=E2=80=A2 = Integrate employer business demography and high growth enterprise statistic= s into regular data production. Framework for data collection (legal or gen= tlemen's agreement) ready for adoption. Contribute to the Entrepreneurship = Indicator Programme (EIP) programme by providing the business demography re= lated indicators.
=E2=80=A2 Validation and processing of annual Prodc= om data received from Member States and other reporting countries. Dissemin= ation of national data and EU aggregates on the Eurostat website.
=E2= =80=A2 Publication of 2013 PRODCOM list.
=E2=80=A2 Production and dis= semination of statistics on Foreign Affilates according to Regulation (EC) = No 716/2007. Validation, processing and dissemination of data received from= Member States and other countries on Eurostat website.
=E2=80=A2 Fin= al decisions on the feasibility of collecting pilot study variables on a re= gular basis on Foreign Affiliate Statistics will be taken.
=E2=80=A2 = Successful implementation of Decision 1297/2008/EC establishing the Program= me for the Modernisation of European Enterprise and Trade Statistics (MEETS= ).
=E2=80=A2 Follow-up of developments in accounting, appropriate rep= orting and preparation of documents on accounting and statistics.
=E2= =80=A2 Provision of statistics for the analysis of global value chains e.g.= by remodelling and by carrying out the survey on international sourcing an= d by extensive micro-data linking in order to enhance the value of Structur= al Business Statistics (SBS) and other business statistics. ESSnet on measu= ring global value chains continues its work.

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Theme 3.02 - Short-term bus= iness statistics

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Fields of activities covered by the theme

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=E2=80=A2 Production of short-term business statistics (STS) for industr= y, construction, retail trade and other services;
=E2=80=A2 Consolida= tion and improvement of quality.

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1. Work to be carried out by Eurostat in 2012

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1.2 ONGOING WORK

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=E2=80=A2 Short Term Business Statistics (STS): timely production o= f the existing indicators and their publication, mainly in the form of cont= inuous updating of Eurostat's database on the web site and in the form of m= onthly news releases for a selected set of indicators, among the Principal = European Economic Indicators (PEEIs).


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2.3 Business statistics (OECD)
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Business Statistics and Ent= repreneurship

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Purpose

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i) To provide official annual data for detailed industrial and service s= ectors (at the 4 digit ISIC level), consistent and relevant for internation= al comparison in order to meet policy makers' and analysts' needs for struc= tural business statistics for detailed economic sectors. Three databases ar= e currently maintained.

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ii) To develop a program of internationally-comparable indicators of ent= repreneurship, its determinants and its impacts, to inform policy-analysis = and policy-making. This activity is called Entrepreneurship Indicators Prog= ram (EIP).

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Objectives and outputs

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i) The databases on structural business statistics (SSIS) and (BSC), upd= ated through a joint questionnaire with UNIDO, contain annual data on core = economic variables, relating to both industry and services, at a very detai= led level of ISIC revision 3 (up to the 4th digit level). They cover such v= ariables as production, value added, investment, number of enterprises, emp= loyment, wages and salaries, and hours worked. Statistics are derived mainl= y from structural business surveys, censuses and administrative sources.=20

The BSC database contains this information broken down by enterprise siz= e class.

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ii) In the framework of the Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme, Busin= ess Demography Indicators are collected formally and include indicators of = birth, death and survival rates and numbers of high growth firms - all base= d on common concepts developped in the Eurostat-OECD Manual on Business Dem= ography Statistics published in 2007.

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The main achievement of this activity include the publication Structural= and Demographic Business Statistics (March 2010) and the Statistics Brief = No. 15 on Measuring Entrepreneurship (November 2010).

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The Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme Steering Group held its sixth = meeting in December 2010. This was followed by a Workshop jointly organised= by the OECD and Eurostat. The Workshop focused on two categories of entrep= reneurship determinants: culture and capabilities.

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In addition to the Steering Group, the Secretariat has developed an EIP = Network so that additional countries and organisations may remain abreast o= f the Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme work and participate on an ad h= oc basis.

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The EIP was presented in several official internal meetings and in Works= hops and Conferences held outside the Organisation.

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Non-member countries involved in the activity:

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Brazil, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia.

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Databases

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SDBS - Business Demography Indicators
SDBS - Structural Business S= tatistics

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Main Developments for 2012

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General aspects:

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Expected improvements to SDBS statistics in 2012 include:

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=E2=80=A2 The extension of the country coverage in the collection of com= parable business demography statistics;
=E2=80=A2 The development of = indicators by gender;
=E2=80=A2 The publication of the second issue o= f Entrepreneurship at a Glance in May 2012.

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Data collection:

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Extension of the country coverage in the collection of entrepreneurship = statistics is expected. It is also expected that other entrepreneurship ind= icators will be identified and added.
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Foreign Affiliates in Servi= ces

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Purpose

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To give detailed data on the role played by multinationals in the servic= es sectors of the OECD countries, which concerns inward and outward foreign= direct investment.

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Objectives and outputs

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The database on Foreign Affiliates Trade in Services covers the followin= g variables: number of enterprises, turnover, value added, employment, pers= onnel costs, investments, exports and imports, R&D expenditure and R&am= p;D personnel, for inward and outward activities of multinational firms. Da= ta on the activity of parent companies are also requested.

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Databases

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Foreign Affiliates Trade in Services Database (FATS)

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Main Developments for 2012

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General aspects:

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This database is going to be merged with the AFA database in a new AMNE = database.

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The 2010 questionnaire already includes these changes.

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The cooperation with EUROSTAT should also become more important in 2011 = going towards same definitions and questionnaires, except for the survey on= parent companies.

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Micro-data on enterprises

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Purpose

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To develop a large scale database of firm-level information, comparable = across countries and industries. The database will contain a broad range of= firm-level data, including employment, sales, labor costs, assets, etc., a= s well as information on the capital structure of firms.

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This micro-database aims to complement existing OECD databases on indust= ry and services (SBS, STAN, etc.).

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Objectives and outputs

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The micro-database is built on the ORBIS database of Bureau Van Dijk cov= ering around 65 million companies across different industries and countries= over several years. This database collects information on a broad range of= financial and industrial information at the firm-level.

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Given that the structure of the original database is not meant to serve = research purposes, data is being extracted in a format suitable for analyti= cal work. In addition, a thorough process of data cleaning and double check= ing is being undertaken to guarantee/increase the quality of the data.

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In order to assess the coverage of the original database across industri= es and countries, existing databases will be used to assess the representat= iveness of the data.

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The database is designed to support the analytical activities of differe= nt OECD directorates.

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Non-member countries involved in the activity:

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Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Asia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia = and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa R= ica, Croatia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Europe, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, In= donesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedoni= a, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Other, Peru, Republic of Mo= ntenegro, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Monte= negro, Singapore, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine= , Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.

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Databases

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ORBIS

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Main Developments for 2012

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General aspects:

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=E2=80=A2 Update the OECD Orbis database with a new architecture of the = database, covering additional company and financial information, and as wel= l ownership data with high quality;
=E2=80=A2 Develop more concrete d= efinition of high growth firm and some possible work on Zephyr and micro en= terprises;
=E2=80=A2 Investigate comparability or representativeness = of ORBIS data with official micro-data available;
=E2=80=A2 Further i= dentification of multinationals and business groups;
=E2=80=A2 Intra-= firm trade estimates.

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Data collection:

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More comparable information is expected on business demography and Entre= preneurship statistics, especially on the basis of the new Eurostat-OECD ma= nual on Business Demography Statistics.
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Production and Sales Indica= tors

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Purpose
To provide short-term economic indicators= of production, sales, orders, work started and in progress and stocks for = OECD member countries and selected large emerging non-member economies.

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Objectives and outputs

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All the subjects under the Production and sales are classified under the= following six top headings: Production, Sales, Orders, Work started, Work = in progress, Stocks. Within each heading, indicators are further classified= according to economic activities.

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A review of core indicators took place in 2010, with an aim of streamlin= eing the area, and prepare for a less co-ordinated operation between subjec= ts within the MEI database and publications.

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Non-member countries involved in the activity:

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Brazil, China, Indonesia, Russian Federation, South Africa.

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Databases

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MEI_REAL

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Main Developments for 2012

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A review to streamline this area is planned.


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2.3 Business statistics (UN Statistics Division)
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Industrial Statistics

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Ongoing activities:

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=E2=80=A2 UNSD continues the collection, processing and dissemination of= global industrial commodity production statistics and maintains the indust= rial commodity statistics database containing data for about 200 countries = and areas and more than 600 commodities. Production data is being provided = in physical quantities and monetary values.

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=E2=80=A2 UNSD continues compilation and dissemination of Index Numbers = of Industrial Production for countries, geographic regions and the world;=20

=E2=80=A2 Industrial statistics are published in UNSD's Industrial Commo= dity Statistics Yearbook, in the UN Statistical Yearbook and in the Monthly= Bulletin of Statistics. Industrial Commodity Statistics datasets and the G= eneral Industrial Statistics Dataset are available in electronic format.=20

New activities for 2012:

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=E2=80=A2 Further development of the industry statistics web-site, espec= ially with respect to short-term indicators.
=E2=80=A2 Conduct of reg= ional workshops on manufacturing statistics.


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2.3 Business statistics (UNECE STAT)
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Description and objectives

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The UNECE aims to ensure that the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central A= sia and South-East European countries implement statistical business regist= ers, which are indispensable tools for efficient data collection and for th= e production of business statistics. UNECE, in cooperation with Eurostat an= d OECD, will follow-up on the meeting of September 2011 to develop a set of= international guidelines on statistical business registers. In 2012, UNECE= and Eurostat will undertake a biennial survey for assessing the developmen= t of business registers in the EECCA countries. Efficient use of statistica= l business registers will allow to integrate economic data from a wide vari= ety of sources and thus to improve the efficiency of production processes w= hich is very important in the conditions of limited resources and growing u= ser demand for statistical information.
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2.3 Business statistics (UNIDO)
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Industrial Statistics

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i) Ongoing activities

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=E2=80=A2 UNIDO in collaboration with OECD compiles and disseminates wor= ldwide key industrial statistics at the 2-, and 4-digit levels of ISIC. As = per UN mandate UNIDO collects data directly from NSOs for non-OECD member c= ountries while OECD collects data from its member countries and provides th= em to UNIDO to complete the global coverage of the UNIDO industrial statist= ics database system.

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=E2=80=A2 UNIDO started producing data on quarterly trends of manufactur= ing production in 2011.

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=E2=80=A2 Data received from NSOs are screened, adjusted and supplemente= d with UNIDO estimates as before, then will be stored in the UNIDO Industri= al Statistics Database (INDSTAT).

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=E2=80=A2 In 2011, UNIDO continuing implementing ISIC Rev 4 in its datab= ase. However, the full implementation depends on the number of countries wh= ich can regularly report data by ISIC Rev.4.

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=E2=80=A2 UNIDO continues to maintain the ISIC (Rev.3) version of its In= dustrial Demand-Supply Balance (IDSB) Database.

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=E2=80=A2 UNIDO is preparing the publication of "World statistics o= n mining and utilities 2012". This is the first publication on world m= ining and utility statistics since 2010. The publication has been sent out = to National Statistical Offices for comments and feedbacks.

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=E2=80=A2 UNIDO publishes Quarterly Report on the World Manufacturing Pr= oduction.

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ii) Methodological work that can go beyond 2011

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=E2=80=A2 In 2011 UNIDO continued working on implementing of imputation = method. Initially, this method will be applied to INDSTAT 2 database.

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iii) New activities to be undertaken in the next year 2012

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=E2=80=A2 "World statistics on mining and utilities 2012" will= be published.

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=E2=80=A2 A collection of methodological papers on nowcasting and imputa= tion is expected to be published.

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=E2=80=A2 Further work will be carried out in implementation of SDMX for= data exchange with OECD and other international organizations.

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=E2=80=A2 A number of technical assistance projects for industrial capac= ity building in developing countries will be undertaken.


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= 2.3 Business statistics (Voorburg Group)
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Objective

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=E2=80=A2 The objective of the Voorburg Group is to establish an inter= nationally comparable methodology for measuring the constant price outputs = of the service industries. The focus of the Group is to develop concepts, m= ethods and best practices in the area of services. The Group has contribute= d over the years to building up and sharing a considerable and growing body= of knowledge on Service Sector statistics. It has promoted international c= ooperation in the development of standards and assisted in resolving statis= tical and measurement challenges in the Services Sector.

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Ongoing Methodological Work P= lan

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=E2=80=A2 In the last few years, the Voorburg Group has adopted a more= structured approach in terms of its work plan and proceedings, in order to= produce more concrete deliverables. In acknowledging the parallel and equa= lly important development of turnover (output measures), prices and classifications<= span style=3D"color: rgb(0,0,0);">, the Group has made an explicit effort t= o better balance its agenda among these three major areas. This new orienta= tion was initially reflected in the 2006 meeting agenda and has continued t= hrough 2011, contributing to the great success of these meetings.

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What was accomplished in 2011 and what is planned = for 2012?

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2011

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At the 2011 meeting, the following Industr= y/Industry Groups were selected for mini-presentations:

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1. Te= chnical Testing
2. Insura= nce/Other Financial Intermediation (Except Life Insurance) 
3. Waste Man= agement/Waste Treatment &n= bsp;
4. Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles

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The 2011 meeting also included special sessions on cross-cutting topics,= including Distributive Trades, Airline Quality Change and Advertising Qual= ity Change, Manufacturing Services, and Research and Development.

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2012

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For 2012, the following Industry/Indu= stry Groups were selected for mini-presentations:

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1. Industrial Machinery &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;     
2. Water treatment and Distribution Services
3. Art= s, Entertainment, and Recreation Services   (Turnover/Ou= tput only)
4. Consumer and Household Goods Repair and Mainte= nance (Turnover/Output only) &nbs= p; 

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Sector Papers=

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2011

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At the  2011 meeting, t= he following sectors were presented and adopted:

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1. Banking and Credit
2. Reference rates and Negative Prices
3. Adjusting Quality Change
4. Distributive Trades

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2012

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At the 2012 meeting, the following 4 secto= r papers will be presented:

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1. Technical Testing
2. Maintenance and Repair of Automobiles
3. Insurance/Other Financial Intermediation (Except Life Insurance)
= 4. Waste Management/Waste Treatment

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The 2012 meeting also will include a = new kind of paper, "Updated Sector Papers," covering Sea and Coas= tal Water Transport, Air Transport, Telecommunications, and Computer Progra= mming.

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2012

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No revisited sector papers are planned for the 2011 meeting.  Howev= er, an ambitious agenda has been proposed.  The meeting will include t= he new Updated Sector Papers as well as cross-cutting topics, including an = issues paper on Airline Quality Change and Advertising Quality Change; and =  a session on Operational Efficiency Strategies for Supporting the Col= lection, Processing, and Dissemination of Service Statistics.

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And, in addition to its work on the Mini-presentations and Secto= r Papers and Cross-Cutting Topics, the Group will continue to obtain and disseminate country report i= nformation on the industry/industry groups to be covered next year.<= br class=3D"atl-forced-newline" />

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Looking Beyond 2012

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Potential Sectors:

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Designation of possible Industries and Assignments for Voorburg Group 20= 13:

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Mini-Presentations:

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Electricity (Generation, Transmission, Distribution, etc.), among possib= ly others.

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Sector papers:

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Commercial and Industrial Machinery; = Water Treatment and Distribution Services; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreat= ion Services; and for Consumer and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance.<= /span>

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Meeting in 2012

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=E2=80=A2 The next annual meeting of the Voorburg group is tentatively s= cheduled for October 1st to 5th, 2012 in Warsaw, Pola= nd.

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All the papers from the previous meet= ings of the Voorburg Group, going back to 1987, can be searched through our= new website at: www.voorburggroup.org. This website has been redesigned a= nd expanded to provide additional information.


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2.3 Business statistics (World Bank)
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Business statistics

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=E2=80=A2 Doing Business

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The World Bank/International Finance Corporation's Doing Business databa= se provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcemen= t. The Doing Business indicators are comparable across 183 economies. They = indicate the regulatory costs of business and can be used to analyze specif= ic regulations that enhance or constrain investment, productivity and growt= h. Topics include: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, = employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investo= rs, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, and closing = a business. See the Doing Business website: http://www.doingbusiness.org/ o= r from the Open Data site at http://data.worldbank.= org/data-catalog/doing-business-database.

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=E2=80=A2 Enterprise Surveys

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The World Bank collects data on the business environment in 125 countrie= s based on surveys of more than 100,000 firms. The surveys provide indicato= rs of firm productivity and performance. Topics include: regulations and ta= xes, permits and licenses, corruption, crime, informal sector, gender, fina= nce, infrastructure, innovation, trade, and work force. See the Enterprise = survey website: http://www.enterprisesurveys.org.

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=E2=80=A2 Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI)=

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The PPI Project Database has data on more than 4,800 projects in 139 low= - and middle-income countries. The database is the leading source of PPI tr= ends in the developing world, covering projects in the energy, telecommunic= ations, transport, and water and sewerage. See the PPI database: http://ppi.worldbank.or= g/.

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