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Guidelines on Statistical Business Registers

Published: August 2015

The statistical business register plays a central role in the production of economic statistics. Both in terms of the way the statistics are produced and in terms of the content and quality of the statistics. To assist countries the Guidelines on Statistical Business Registers provides practical guidance and recommendations on the establishment and maintenance of statistical business registers.

The Guidelines consist of 12 chapters – an introductory chapter followed by substantive chapters dealing with the roles of the statistical business register: coverage; statistical units and their characteristics; data sources; maintenance; frame methodology; dissemination; quality; organizational, database and other IT issues; and topics for further work and research. The Guidelines include also a number of annexes on methodological issues and country examples, and an extensive glossary.

  

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Guidelines on Statistical Business Registers (2.75 MB)

Руководство по статистическому регистру предприятий (3.84 MB)

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Guidelines on Statistical Business Registers

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