Definition: Domestic turnover (in postal services)

Postal statistics

Turnover from postal activities within the economic territory of the country of reference. Receipts from foreign operators for services within the reference country should be included. 

Turnover is defined here as comprising the totals invoiced by the observation unit during the reference period, and this corresponds to market sales of services supplied to third parties. Turnover includes all duties and taxes on the services invoiced by the unit with the exception of the VAT invoiced by the unit vis-à-vis its customer and other similar deductible taxes directly linked to turnover. It also includes all other charges (transport, packaging, etc.) passed on to the customer, even if these charges are listed separately in the invoice. Reduction in prices, rebates and discounts as well as the value of returned packing are deducted. 

Income classified as other operating income, financial income and extra-ordinary income in company accounts is excluded from turnover. Operating subsidies received from public authorities or the institutions of the European Union are also excluded.
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Statistics Explained, a distinct section of the official Eurostat website presenting all statistical topics in an easily understandable way, Glossary
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