Definition: Inseparable non-agricultural secondary activities
There are various ways of incorporating inseparable non-agricultural secondary activities into the RAA, depending on the type of activity. Indeed, some of these secondary activities are highly concentrated at regional level - agricultural product processing, for example. In this case, output valuations of both quantities and prices can rely on local statistical data. For this output, the values in the EAA are de facto the same as those in the RAA. Other cases, however, may be more difficult. For example, there may be no regional source for some activities, especially if they are not concentrated in particular regions from the outset. For other activities, regional data are provided by statistical surveys or micro-economic accounts information (the FADN, for example) but there is no guarantee that these are regionally representative. Furthermore data may be old with no sources available for reliable updating. Lastly, it is only sometimes that there are qualitative indicators at regional level. In all these cases, the values of the EAA are the starting point for the RAA and top-down methods must often be used.
Eurostat, "Manual on the economic accounts for agriculture and forestry EAA/EA 97 (Rev. 1.1)", Luxembourg, 2000