Definition: Number of enterprises
Structural business statistics
A count of the number of enterprises registered to the population concerned in the business register corrected for errors, in particular frame errors. Dormant units are excluded. This statistic should include all units active during at least a part of the reference period.
Note for insurance enterprises: all enterprises authorised at the end of the reference period are included. Enterprises wound up or being in the run-off or enterprises without a large amount of investments or provisions should be excluded. Branches of enterprises with their head office in non-EEA countries are covered.
European Union, Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 58/97 of 20 December 1996 concerning structural business statistics