Definition: Date of creation
The date on which a unit commenced activities. This can be either its birth date, or other creation date due to merger, break-up, split-off or discontinuity point according to the continuity rules.
This definition is used both in Eurostat's "Business Registers Recommendations Manual" and "Eurostat - OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics (Edition 2007)".
Eurostat, "Business registers. Recommendations manual", Methodologies and Working Papers, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2010