Definition: Other operating costs
Structural business statistics
Other operating costs may for example consist of expenses for bookkeeping, consultancy, office stationery, recruitment, insurance premiums, costs of collective staff transport, cost of bank services (excluding interest payments), postal and telecommunication expenses (phone, telex).
For wholesale and resale activities, the other parts of "Purchases of goods and services" are: "Purchases of goods and services purchased for resale in the same condition as received", "Operating costs linked to buildings and equipment" and "Cost of selling".
European Union, Commission Regulation (EC) No 2700/98 of 17 December 1998 concerning the definitions of characteristics for structural business statistics