Definition: Sales space

Structural business statistics

Sales space is taken to mean the estimated area of that part of the premises devoted to selling and display, i.e.:
- the total space to which customers have access, including fitting rooms;
- counter space and window space;
- the space behind counters used by shop assistants.

Sales space does not include offices, storage and preparation rooms, workshops, staircases, cloakrooms and other amenity rooms.
European Union, Commission Regulation (EC) No 2700/98 of 17 December 1998 concerning the definitions of characteristics for structural business statistics

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