DEFINITIONS

Costs total the cost of products, goods and services sold, and other operating expenses. Other (miscellaneous) expenses, financial and extraordinary costs are not included in costs total.

Economic activity main economic activity of the enterprise according to Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev.2.

Information and communications technologies (ITC) manufacturing sector manufacturing industries, which products are primarily intended to fulfil the function of information processing and communication by electronic means, including transmission and display.

Information and communications technologies (ICT) sector economic activities, which are primarily intended to fulfil or enable the function of information processing and communication by electronic means, including transmission and display. (The definition of OECD is used in order to guarantee the international comparability of the data.)

Information and communications technologies (ITC) services sector manufacturing industries, which services are primarily intended to enable the function of information processing and communication by electronic means.

Number of employed persons the total number of persons who work in the enterprise, irrespective of the length of their working week.

Employed persons include:

- working proprietors and unpaid family members;

- full- and part-time employees who are on the pay-roll;- persons who work outside the unit (sales representatives, delivery personnel, repair and maintenance teams, etc.) but who are in the staff list and on the pay-roll of the enterprise;

- persons temporarily absent from work (persons on sick leave, paid leave, study leave, on strike, etc.);

- seasonal workers, trainees (apprentices) and home workers who are on the pay-roll;

- persons employed under contract for services.

Unpaid family workers refer to persons who live with the proprietor of the enterprise and work regularly for the enterprise, but who do not have an employment contract and who do not receive remuneration for the work they perform. This group includes only those persons who are not on the payroll of another enterprise as full-time employees.

The number of employed persons excludes the staff of other enterprises who carry out ordered work, and also persons who are absent from work for a long time (persons on child care leave, conscripts, etc.).

The number of employed persons is calculated as the average of a quarter.

Number of enterprises enterprises, which were economically active in the reference period (had sales, expenditure, etc.).

Personnel costs wages and salaries and social taxes.

Social taxes paid by employer according to the valid legislation.

Turnover income from sale of all products, goods and services received or to be received, which does not include VAT and excises. Turnover is equal with the pay received or to be received and is calculated on a accrual basis accounting. Turnover exclude subsidies.

Wages and salaries the total remuneration payable to all persons counted on the payroll (including home workers), in return for work done during the reference period.

 

FORMULAS

METHODOLOGY

Economic activity

The economic activities of ICT sector and main indicators are defined by WPIIS (Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society) (www.oecd.org). Enterprises have been divided into groups by economic activity according to the Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK), which is based on the NACE (Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community) Rev. 2.

Statistical unit

Statistical unit is an enterprise. An enterprise consists of one or more companies (public limited company, private limited company, limited partnership, general partnership, commercial association) or branches of foreign companies or sole proprietors. Short-term statistics cover only branches of foreign companies with 20 or more persons employed and sole proprietors.

Population and sampling frame

The survey population comprises enterprises included in the register of economically active enterprises called the Statistical Profile. The Statistical Profile is created on the basis of the Commercial Register and is used as a sampling frame. In accordance with the methodology of the System of National Accounts, the following units are excluded from the population: non-market producers, for example, state and local government owned enterprises providing services under land transport activities (EMTAK 491, 493), hospital activities (EMTAK 861) or residential nursing care activities (EMTAK 871) as well as enterprises renting and operating state real estate (EMTAK 682) and other such enterprises that provide services for the state, are mainly financed and controlled by the government and are therefore classified as units of the general government sector.

Sample

The financial data are collected by sample survey, using stratified simple random sampling. The sample was stratified by economic activity and by number of persons employed.

Enterprises have been divided into groups by economic activity according to the Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK), which is based on the NACE (Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community) Rev. 2.

By number of employed persons, the survey included all enterprises with 20 and more employed persons. Stratified simple random sampling was used for small enterprises (with 119 employed persons). The stratification was made by economic activity and by employment size classes.

Number of respondents

The group of respondents includes enterprises, which had completed the questionnaire, as well as enterprises, which had no economic activity in the reference period.

Confidentiality

The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in 34 and 35 of the Official Statistics Act.

Calculating proportions

The shares of ICT sector are calculated to estimate the significance in entrepreneurship of Estonia. For comparison all economic activities (excluding enterprises of financial intermediation), manufacturing activities and services activities were used.

CLASSIFICATIONS

Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev.2

ICT manufacturing activities

261

Manufacture of electronic components and boards

262

Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment

263

Manufacture of communication equipment

264

Manufacture of consumer electronics

268

Manufacture of magnetic and optical media

 

ICT services activities

465

Wholesale of information and communication equipment

582

Software publishing

61

Telecommunications

62

Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

631

Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals

951

Repair of computers and communication equipment

 

Economic activities used in calculating the proportion

A

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

B

Mining and quarrying

C

Manufacturing

D

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

E

Water collection, treatment and supply

F

Construction

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

H

Transportation and storage

I

Accommodation and food service activities

J

Information and communication

L

Real estate activities

M

Professional-, scientific and technical activity

N

Administrative and support service activities

P

Education

Q

Human health and social work activities

R

Arts, entertainment and recreation

S

Other service activities

 

Manufacturing activities

C

Manufacturing

 

Services activities

G

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

H

Transportation and storage

I

Accommodation and food service activities

J

Information and communication

L

Real estate activities

M

Professional-, scientific and technical activity

N

Administrative and support service activities

95

Repair of computers and personal and household goods

96

Other personal service activities

CONTACT PERSON

Merike Sinisaar

Enterprise and Agricultural Statistics Department

Tel +372 625 9233

merike sinisaar@stat.ee

Updated: 27.02.2019