Definition: Public/private producer
A public producer is a producer that is controlled by the general government. In case of NPIs, a public producer is an NPI that is controlled and mainly financed by the general government. All other producers are private producers. Control is defined as the ability to determine the general (corporate) policy or programme of an institutional unit by appointing appropriate directors or managers, if necessary. Owning more than half the shares of a corporation is a sufficient, but not a necessary, condition for control (see paragraph 2.26.). Private producers are found in all sectors except the sector general government. In contrast, public producers are only found in the corporations sectors (non-financial corporations and financial corporations) and in the general government sector.
Eurostat, "ESA 95 manual on government deficit and debt, 2002 Edition", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2002
Eurostat, "European System of Accounts - ESA 1995", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1996