DEFINITIONS

Wholesale sales of goods – reselling of goods and mediation to industrial and trade consumers, institutions and organisations, including leasing enterprises. In mediation of goods, the goods do not belong to mediator, only commission for services belongs there.

Retail sales of goods – resell of new and second-hand goods by stores, stalls, sell counters, mail order sale stores, Internet and public sale to the people for their private consumption and housekeeping. Retail sale will not include sales of durable goods (cars, furniture, household appliances, etc.) to the people through leasing enterprises, if leasing enterprise becomes the owner of goods.

The comparison of data with those of previous periods is presented as retail sales volume indices. The retail sales volume index characterises the change in the sales in constant prices. The index is calculated on the basis of the price indices of the respective commodities.

METHODOLOGY

PREFACE

The financial data of enterprises have been collected on the basis of the annual statistical questionnaire “EKOMAR”.

The financial data of enterprises do not include data of budgetary institutions and organisations, sole proprietors and farms. The financial data of enterprises total do not include the data of the branch of activity "Financial intermediation".

DATA PROCESSING

Statistical unit

Statistical unit is the enterprise as a legal person with its own balance.

Population and sampling frame

Survey population comprise enterprises, which are included in the register of economically active enterprises called statistical profile. The statistical profile is created on the basis of the database of the Ministry of Justice Centre of Register and is used as a sampling frame.

Sample

The financial data (excluding enterprises of financial intermediation) are collected by sample survey, using stratified simple random sampling. The population was stratified by economic activity, by number of persons employed and by type of owner.

Data of financial enterprises are collected exhaustively.

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 Communities).

Enterprises were classified also by type of owner according to shareholding interest (i.e. who holds the majority of votes in commercial undertaking). Enterprises are considered to be in public ownership in case the shareholding of the state or local government is 50% or more.

Enterprises are considered to be in private ownership in case the shareholding of the state or local government is less than 50%.

All state and municipal enterprises as well as enterprises of private ownership with 20 or more employees are completely enumerated. The rest of enterprises belonging to Estonian and foreign persons in private law are sampled.

CLASSIFICATIONS

Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2003) based on NACE Rev.1.1

 

50-51

Wholesale and intermediate trade in wholesale trade enterprises (incl. enterprises selling motor vehicles and their parts, and fuels)

511

..wholesale on a fee or contract basis

512

..wholesale of agricultural raw materials and live animals

513

..wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco

5141-5142

..wholesale of textiles, clothing and footwear

5143-5147

..wholesale of household goods

505; 5151

..wholesale of fuels

501-504

..wholesale of motor vehicles, their parts and accessories

5152-5157

..wholesale of metal products and building materials

518

..wholesale of machinery and equipment

519

..other wholesale

52

Wholesale sales in retail trade enterprises

01-93 (v.a 50-52)

Wholesale sales in other enterprises

 

50; 52

Retail sale in retail trade enterprises (incl. enterprises selling motor vehicles and their parts, and fuels)

5211

..retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in non-specialised stores

5212

..retail sale of manufactured goods in non-specialised stores

522

..retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

523

..retail sale of pharmaceutical goods and cosmetic articles

5241-5243

..retail sale of textiles, clothing and footwear

5244-5246

..retail sale of household goods and appliances, hardware and building materials

505

..retail sale of automotive fuel

501-504

..retail sale of motor vehicles, their parts and accessories

5247-527

..other retail sale

51

Retail sale in wholesale trade enterprises

01-93 (v.a 50-52)

Retail sale in other enterprises

MORE DATA

Eesti statistika aastaraamat. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia

Eesti piirkondlik statistika. Regional Statistics of Estonia. Yearbook

Ettevõtete majandusnäitajad. Financial Statistics of Enterprises. Yearbook

CONTACT PERSON

Tatjana Semjonova

Enterprise and Agricultural Statistics Department

Tel +372 6259 163

tatjana.semjonova@stat.ee

Updated:   01.06.2006