Data on indicators of activity of Latvian affiliates abroad are used to obtain information on the number of such enterprises, number of employees and turnover abroad in breakdown by kind of economic activity and region.

Definitions

The ability to determine the general policy of an enterprise.

Control exists if the unit, whether directly or indirectly, owns more than half of the shareholders’ voting power or more than half of the shares.

Direct control – direct activities of the head enterprise with the fixed capital of enterprise / legal unit.

Indirect control – control of the enterprise / legal unit trough other company.

Legal and natural persons, who manufactured products, provided services and/or employed persons either during the whole reference period or only during a part of it.

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

These include self-employed persons and family enterprises that are involved in some craft or pursue another activity as well as partnerships and associations engaged in economic activity. An enterprise may pursue one or several activities at one or at several locations.

27 European Union Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

All countries, excluding Latvia and other European Union Member States.

An enterprise resident in the compiling country i.e. in Latvia, over which an institutional unit not resident in the compiling country has control, or an enterprise not resident in the compiling country over which an institutional unit resident in the compiling country has control.

Statistics describing the overall activity of foreign affiliates.

Statistics characterizing activity of affiliates abroad, which are controlled by legal or natural persons in Latvia. It is statistics on the activity of Latvian affiliates and subsidiaries abroad.

The controlling institutional unit is resident in a different country from the one where the institutional unit over which it has control is resident.

The basic economic decision-making centre characterised by uniformity of behaviours and decision-making autonomy in the execution of its principal function.

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Honk Kong, Isle of Man, Jersey, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Montserrat, Maldives, Nauru, Niue, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, Turks and Caicos Islands, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (US).

Is statistics describing the activity of foreign affiliates abroad controlled by legal or natural person resident in the compiling country i.e. in Latvia.

It has statistics on the subsidiaries and branches of Latvian companies abroad.

Employees working on the basis of work or enterprise agreement both at main job, and at secondary job, including self-employed natural persons, employers, working family members and persons engaged in entrepreneurship and not employing others.

Income from the sale of goods and services, for which the enterprise has issued invoices. The VAT and other taxes directly related to sales are not included.

Ultimate controlling institutional unit of a foreign affiliate is the institutional unit, proceeding up a foreign affiliate’s chain of control, which is not controlled by another institutional unit.

In case of large multinational enterprise groups the chain of control could be long and complicated and cover several countries.

Data availability

Dissemination format and Release calendar

Classifications

Data on indicators of activity of Latvian affiliates abroad are published on the basis of the following classifications:

  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2);
  • Country codes and codes for their subdivisions (ISO 3166-1).

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

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 all-resident and multinational enterprises are available in the monthly bulletins and 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 2017/10 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

 

Customised data sets

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Data collection

Survey method and source data

Data on indicators of activity of Latvian affiliates abroad are obtained conducting a full-scope survey. For the survey data from the following source are used:

  • CSB survey "Report on activities of a foreign affiliate".

The control is determined based on ownership links at the end of the calendar year.

The ultimate controlling institutional unit may be either a legal person (enterprises, foundations, government institutions, local government institutions, banks, etc.) or a private person (natural person). If the ultimate controlling unit is a legal person then the country of location is the country where the legal person is entered in the register (e.g. Commercial Register). If the ultimate controlling unit is a natural person, then the country of location is the country of permanent residence (country of residence).

Number of enterprises includes the economically active Latvian enterprise branches and subsidiaries abroad.

Statistical population

All economically active Latvian enterprises with a subsidiaries or branches abroad.

Sample size

Year Latvian foreign affiliates
2013 299
2012 238
2011 255
2010 160
2009 126
2008 135

Statistical processing

Calculation methods

Indicators are calculated from data submitted by enterprises by activity of the affiliate abroad according to NACE Rev. 2 and by country of residence of the affiliates.

Turnover item of Profit or Loss Statement "net turnover" minus operating subsidies.

Number of employed persons is expressed as an average annual indicators.

Data revision

Published data, if they are not marked as provisional, are final and are not reviewed, excluding cases when significant mistakes are found in enterprise reports.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Data on Latvian foreign affiliates are available since 2008.

International comparability

Eurostat

Structural business statistics indicators for the EU member states are published on Eurostat homepage section: Statistics/ Industry, trade and services/ Structural Business Statistics/ Database/ Foreign affiliates of EU enterprises - outward FATS (fats_out).

http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat

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
Ilona Kallione 67366893 daļas vadītājs Ilona.Kallione@csb.gov.lv

Last update

11.09.2015

Indicators of foreign affiliates in Latvia

Explanation of symbols

-

Magnitude zero

0

Less than half of the unit employed

...

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