Definition: Economic size (ESU)

Agriculture

The economic size (or the entire standard gross margin) is determined on the basis of the overall standard gross margin of the holding. It is given in European Size Units (ESU); one ESU corresponds to a standard gross margin of 1200 European Units of Account (ECU).
Source:
European Union, Commission Decision 85/377/EEC of 7 June 1985 establishing a Community typology for agricultural holdings (Official Journal of the European Communities No L 220, 17/08/85, p. 1)
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