ICT sector statistics
Data on ICT sector statistics are used to analyse information on main indicators characterizing development of ICT sectors: number of enterprises, number of employees, sales of ICT products produced, profit before taxes, imports and exports of ICT products, as well as share of value added in gross domestic product.
Concepts and definitions
ICT (Information and communication) sector
ICT sector is determined according to the international definition of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that provides inclusion of the following economic activities (by NACE Rev. 2) classes:
- ICT manufacturing activities (NACE 26.11; 26.12; 26.20; 26.30; 26.40; 26.80);
- ICT wholesale (NACE 46.51; 46.52);
- ICT services activities (software publishing (NACE 58.21; 58.29), telecommunication (NACE 61.10; 61.20; 61.30; 61.90), computer programming, consulting and related activities (NACE 62.01; 62.02; 62.03; 62.09), data processing, hosting and related activities, web portals (NACE 63.11; 63.12), repair of computers, peripheral equipment and communication equipment (NACE 95.11; 95.12).
Number of ICT enterprises
Exports of ICT products
Total exports include:
- goods exported for sale abroad;
- goods exported for processing under the obligation of subsequent re-importation;
- re-exports, i.e., exports of goods previously imported for domestic consumption.
Temporary exports, repair trade, leasing, goods for diplomatic corps and embassies are excluded from the total exports.
Imports of ICT products
Total imports include:
- goods declared for consumption in Latvia;
- goods imported for processing under the obligation of subsequent re-exportation;
- goods exported after having undergone transformation during processing in a foreign country.
Temporary imports, repair trade, leasing, goods for diplomatic corps and embassies are excluded from the total imports.
Number of persons employed [ICT sector statistics]
Number of employees is total number of persons working in an enterprise including owners working continuously in an enterprise, family members working in family enterprises, as well as self-employed persons.
Personnel costs [structural business indicators]
Total remuneration in cash or in kind which employer pays to an employee as a reward for the work done.
Personnel costs also include employer's social security contributions.
Value added [structural business indicators]
Production value from which the value of goods and services used in production is deducted.
Value added shows increase of market value of product, which has arisen in the result of an economic activity.
Value of products manufactured and sold
Profit of enterprises
Taxes of enterprises
Enterprise taxes are calculated from calculation of profits and losses.
This tax group includes enterprise income tax on report period, deferred corporate income tax and other taxes.
Data collection and statistical processing
Survey method and data source
Data are obtained in the result of calculation from the following sources:
- Statistical report forms developed by the CSB:
- 1-ANNUAL "Complex report on the activities of merchants";
- 3-r "Report on production and sale of kinds of industrial products";
- INTRASTAT monthly reports;
- Freight custom declaration;
- Information from Profit-loss calculations submitted by enterprises to the State Revenue Service.
Number of enterprises, number of employees, turnover, personnel costs and value added is calculated according to requirements of structural business statistics.
Foreign trade data are calculated using information from freight customs declarations. Information on imports and exports to the European Union countries is obtained using monthly reports from foreign trade data collection system – INTRASTAT.
Data are collected and published using following classifications:
- Industrial production classification (PRODCOM) (corresponding version of every year);
- Combined Nomenclature (CN) (corresponding version of every year);
- Statistical Classification of Economic Activities (NACE Rev. 2).
A Classification Catalogue has been published in the web page of CSB with classification codes and their explanations.
Data may be updated and corrected, if needed.
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