Definition: Business register


Statistical business registers are lists of enterprises and other units, as required by the registers Regulation or recorded on voluntary basis, whose activities contribute to the Gross Domestic Product of the Member State. All Member States of the European Union maintain business registers for statistical purposes. According to Article 1 of the registers Regulation "Member States shall set up for statistical purposes one or more harmonised registers with the definitions and scope specified in the following Articles".
Eurostat, Task Force on the implementation of NACE Rev. 2, "Implementation Glossary", Version 1.0, Luxembourg, March 2006

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