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Definition: Market/non-market producers

National accounts

Market producers are producers that sell their output at economically significant prices.  Non-market producers are producers that provide most of their output to others free or at prices that are not economically significant.  Moreover, the ESA95 provides additional rules for the distinction between market and non-market producers.  In distinguishing market and other non-market producers by means of the 50% criterion, "sales" and "production costs" are defined as detailed in the corresponding CODED-definitions.
Eurostat, "ESA 95 manual on government deficit and debt, 2002 Edition", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2002, Part I