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Definition: Non-market producer

Frascati Manual

A non-market producer is an establishment or enterprise most or all of whose output is non-market. There are two kinds of non-market producers corresponding to the two types of non-market output. The first type consists of unincorporated enterprises owned by households, most or all of whose output is intended for final consumption or gross fixed capital formation by those households or enterprises.: for example, owner-occupiers or subsistence farmers who sell only a small fraction of their output. The second type of non-market producer consists of establishment owned by government units or PNPIs that supply goods or services free, or at prices that are not economically significant, to households or the community as a whole. These producers may also have some sales of secondary market output whose prices are intended to cover their costs or earn a surplus: for example, sales of reproductions by non-market museums. http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/statmanuals/files/Frascati_Manual_1993_EN.pdf
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), "The Measurement of Scientific and Technological Activities. Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys of Research and Experimental Development. Frascati Manual 1993", OECD, Paris, 1994, p.184-185
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