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A statistical business register (SBR) plays a central part in a system of official economic statistics at a
national statistics office The following is a list of national and international statistical services. Central national statistical services Nearly every country in the world has set a central public sector unit entirely devoted to the production, harmonisation and dissemin ...
. A
company register A company register is a register of organizations in the jurisdiction they operate under. A statistical business registerA statistical business register (SBR) plays a central part in a system of official economic statistics at a national statisti ...
has a different purpose: protection, accountability and control of legal entities.


Register contents


Data sources

Countries use whatever data sources they seem relevant. E.g. they often integrate a
company register A company register is a register of organizations in the jurisdiction they operate under. A statistical business registerA statistical business register (SBR) plays a central part in a system of official economic statistics at a national statisti ...
in one form or another.


Type of business units

In EU a corresponding regulation define register contents: * all enterprises carrying on
economic activities An economy (; ) is an area of the Production (economics), production, Distribution (economics), distribution and trade, as well as Consumption (economics), consumption of Goods (economics), goods and Service (economics), services by different ...
contributing to the
gross domestic product Gross domestic product (GDP) is a monetary Image:National-Debt-Gillray.jpeg, In a 1786 James Gillray caricature, the plentiful money bags handed to King George III are contrasted with the beggar whose legs and arms were amputated, in the ...
(GDP), and their local units * the legal units of which those enterprises consist * enterprise groups


Characteristics

* identification properties ** identification number ** name ** address ** contact info ** VAT number * dates of creation/liquidation * main activity * operational status * legal form * links to other registries * links to other organizations or structural units * control * ownership * employees


Business registries in the world

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE or UNECE) is one of the five regional commissions under the jurisdiction of the United Nations Economic and Social Council The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC; french: ...

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
provides Guidelines on Statistical Business Registers which describes the roles of the statistical business register.
European Commission The European Commission (EC) is the executive branch The executive is the branch of government exercising authority in and holding Moral responsibility, responsibility for the governance of a State (polity), state. The executive executes a ...

European Commission
provides a legal framework for business registers for statistical purposes. ''See: List of company, tax and statistical business registers''


References

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