Data on business demography are used to obtain information on the number of enterprise births, survivals and deaths in economic activity sectors, number of persons employed in these enterprises, rate of changes in the turnover and in the number of employed in the reference period.

Definitions

Enterprise, who in the reference period manufactured products, provided services or employed persons regardless whether they were active during the whole reporting period or only a part of it.

An active enterprise with at least one employee in any time period during the reference year.

The enterprise is the combination of legal units that is an organizational unit producing goods or services, which benefits from certain degree of autonomy in decision making.

An enterprise carries out one or more activities at one or more locations.

An enterprise may be sole unit or combination of legal units.

High-growth enterprise up to 5 years old.

All enterprises with average annualised growth of at least 20% per annum, over a three year period.

Growth can be measured by the number of employees or by turnover.

Any entity engaged in economic activity may be considered as an legal unit irrespective of its legal form.

Liquidated enterprise with at least one employee in the liquidation year, or an enterprise that is excluded from population if the number of employees becomes smaller than employment threshold – one employee.

Liquidation amounts to the dissolution of a combination of production factors with the restriction that no other enterprises are involved in the event.

Number of liquidations does not include exits from the population due to mergers, take-overs, break-ups or restructuring of a set of enterprises.

It does not include exits from a sub-population resulting only from a change of activity.

Legal and natural persons who sell mainly their own produce or only own-produced goods or services at a specified price, which is economically meaningful.

This sector classifies the following: self-employed natural persons, individual enterprises, peasant and fishermen’s farms, individual merchants and commercial companies, exclude commercial companies controlled by general government.

Enterprise with at least one employee in the foundation year, or an earlier newly born enterprise that reaches employment threshold – at least one employee.

A birth amounts to the creation of a combination of production factors with the restriction that no other enterprises are involved in the event.

Newly born enterprises do not include entries into the population due to mergers, break-ups, split-off or restructuring of a set of enterprises. It does not include entries into a sub-population resulting only from a change of activity. 

If a dormant unit is reactivated within two years, this event is not considered a birth.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Business demography
  • 2014
30.09.2016
Business demography
  • 2013
16.10.2015
Business demography
  • 2012
30.06.2014
Business demography
  • 2011
01.07.2013
Business demography
  • 2010
30.06.2012
  • provisional data

Publications

Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications and subscribe for paper publications in section Publications.

Data on economically active enterprises are available in the statistical yearbooks.

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.01.2018
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 27.12.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.11.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/09 23.10.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/08 25.09.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/07 23.08.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/06 24.07.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/05 26.06.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/04 23.05.2017
General Statistics Latvia. Statistics in brief, 2017 08.05.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/03 24.04.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states, 2017/02 23.03.2017
General Statistics Statistical yearbook of Latvia, 2016 24.02.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.02.2017
General Statistics Monthly bulletin of Latvian statistics 2016/12 08.02.2017

Classifications

Data on enterprise demography are collected and published using Statistical Classification of Economic Activities NACE Rev. 2.

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

Customised data sets

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data on enterprise demography are obtained from Statistical Business Register.

Target population

All active enterprises of market sector and activities performed by all active enterprises included in Sections C to O of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities NACE Rev. 2, except Section L and Class 74.15.

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

Indicators are calculated with the help of separate elements of the Statistical Business Register data submitted by the enterprises.

Data revision

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

Data published, if not specified as provisional, are final and are not revised.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data on enterprise demography are available from 2000.

International comparability

Eurostat

Information on enterprise demography in EU-28 and in each country separately is available in the homepage of Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) in section: Statistics/ Industry, trade and services/ Structural business statistics/ Database.

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Uldis Pinnis +371 67366743 Senior Officer Uldis [dot] Pinnis [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

Last update

26.08.2015

Economically active enterprises

Economically active enterprise local units

Enterprise groups

Explanation of symbols

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Magnitude zero

0

Less than half of the unit employed

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Data not available or too uncertain for presentation

X

Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless

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Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

0

Magnitude zero