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Definition: Percentage share of purchases from wholesalers and purchasing groups

Structural business statistics

This characteristic, as well as describing the supply network of retail trade, is an approximation made by the retailer to assess the share of direct purchases from wholesalers and through purchasing groups.

Note that the share of purchases shall be calculated on the basis of Purchases of goods and services purchased for resale in the same condition as received.
European Union, Commission Regulation (EC) No 2700/98 of 17 December 1998 concerning the definitions of characteristics for structural business statistics