Data are used to obtain information on net turnover of wholesale enterprises in Latvia in breakdown by groups of commodities sold.

Definitions

Turnover is income from sale of goods and provision of services, from which trade discounts are subtracted, as well as value added tax (VAT) and other taxes, which are directly related with sale.

Wholesale is the resale of new and used goods (sale without transformation) to retail traders or other wholesale enterprises, professional users and institutions. Wholesale middlemen, agent or broker activities are also included.

Wholesale enterprise is company main activity of which is the resale of new and used goods (sale without transformation) to retail traders or other wholesale traders, professional users or institutions.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Data on wholesale turnover in breakdown by groups of commodities for sale are collected once in five years.

Provisional data are published 11 months after the end of report period, but updated data – 18 months after the end of report period. Trade and Servicesannual data»

Classifications

Data are collected and published using following classifications:

  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities (NACE Rev. 2);
  • Statistical classification of products by activity (CPA).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

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Additional information

In some cases due to specifics of electronic data processing and rounding adjustments, slight discrepancies may occur between totals and sums of components.

In compliance with the Law on Statistics, data on the kinds of products are not published if these products are manufactured by less than 4 enterprises or if one of the enterprises holds a dominant position.

Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data on wholesale turnover in breakdown by groups of commodities for sale are obtained conducting sample survey. Information are collected from CSB annual statistical report form 6-trade "Report on wholesale turnover by groups of commodities".

Target population

All economically active enterprises whose main kind of activity is wholesale (NACE 46), and which breaks them down in more details.

Sample size

Enterprises are stratified by kind of activity and Statistical Classification of Economic Activities (NACE Rev. 2) and turnover. The larger the annual turnover of the company, the higher the probability for this enterprise to be included in the sample.

2 000 enterprises out of 7.3 thousand were surveyed in 2008.

2 040 enterprises out of 8.1 thousand will be surveyed in 2013.

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

The information collected on mathematical methods are extrapolated in total for all country.

The data obtained are compared to Structural Business Statistics data, but as different data selection and processing methods are applied insignificant difference in data is admissible.

Data revision

The data published are final and are not revised, except cases when significant mistakes are found in the company reports .

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data on wholesale turnover in breakdown by groups of commodities are available from 2008.

Confidentiality

Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Contact person on methodology

Name

Surname Phone number Position Email

Ieva

Vanaga

+371 67366738

Head of the Section

Ieva [dot] Vanaga [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

Last update

22.09.2015

Turnover indices of wholesale enterprises

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