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Definition: Principal activity


The principal activity of a producer unit is the activity whose value added exceeds that of any other activity carried out within the same unit.

This definition is used both in SNA 1993 (§ 5.7 [15.16])and in SNA 2008 (§ 5.8). United Nations, System of National Accounts (SNA) 1993, United Nations, New York, 1993
European Commission (Eurostat), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations (Statistics Division), World Bank, "System of National Accounts 2008", United Nations, New York, 2009