Data on enterprise expenditure and investment in information and communication technologies (ICT) are compiled to obtain qualitative and internationally comparable statistical information on enterprise expenditure and investment in information and communication technologies.


Expenditure on ICT goods and services for ensurance of activity of enterprise or for consumption in the process of production, except of goods and services purchased for further selling.

Gross investment in ICT material fixed assets, including investment in concessions, patents, licenses, trade marks and rights of similar kind, as well as in purchase of software.

Data availability

Dissemination format and release calendar

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Expenditure on ICT in enterprises
  • 2014
  • beginning of period
Expenditure on ICT in enterprises
  • 2011
  • beginning of period

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Data 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.

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data are obtained by implementing sample survey.

Data source are:

  • CSB report on expenditure for information and communication technologies (questionnaire 2-ICT expenditure);
  • Survey on structural indicators of enterprises carried out by the CSB;
  • Information from VAT declarations submitted by enterprises to State Revenue Service.

Enterprises are broken down by sectors by their main kind of activity, accordingly NACE Rev. 2, as well as into three groups by the number of employed.

Target population

Survey population includes economically active:

  1. Merchants of the following sectors (manufacturing, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, construction, trade, hotels and restaurants, transportation and storage, information and communication, real estate activities, professional, scientific and technical activities, administrative and support service activities and repair of communication equipment (according to NACE Rev. 2 classification,sections C–J; N and divisions 69–74, and group 95.1));
  2. Peasant and fishermen farms with corresponding NACE code and which were active during the previous year.

The survey included economically active merchants with the number of employed 10 and more.

All enterprises of the previously mentioned sectors with at least 250 employees were surveyed. Other enterprises are surveyed with the help of simple stratified sample where stratification is carried out according to main kind of activity of the enterprise and the number of employed.

Survey population does not include state and local government budgetary institutions, societies, foundations, funds, self-employed persons.

Sample size


Sample size Activity of respondets
2012 4574 96%




Statistical processing

Calculation methods

Information obtained from the respondents included in the sample is expanded using the weights allotted to each sampling unit.

To decrease respondent burden, separate indicators, according to plan, are imputed from complex report on enterprise activity (questionnaire 1-Annual). For imputation SRS data from VAT declarations are also used.

Data revision

Data published are final and are not revised.


Comparability over time

There are no comparable data on previous periods.


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Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Aiva Grinšpone +371 67366664 Senior Officer Aiva [dot] Grinspone [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv

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Use of ICT in enterprises and e-commerce

Explanation of symbols


Magnitude zero


Less than half of the unit employed


Data not available or too uncertain for presentation


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


Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers


Magnitude zero