Industry of enterprise (financial statistics)

Definition

Industry refers to a generally homogeneous group of economic producing units, primarily engaged in a specific set of activities. An activity is a particular method of combining goods and services inputs, labour and capital to produce one or more goods and/or services (products). In most cases, the activities that define an industry are homogeneous with respect to the production processes used.

Enterprise (financial statistics) refers to the organizational unit of a business that directs and controls the allocation of resources relating to its domestic operations, and for which consolidated financial and balance sheet accounts are maintained from which international transactions, an international investment position and a consolidated financial position for the unit can be derived. It corresponds to the institutional unit as defined for the System of National Accounts. For the purpose of financial statistics, enterprises classified under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to Management of Companies and Enterprises (NAICS 55) are excluded to avoid double counting of assets. These enterprises are typically holding companies whose most significant assets are investments in affiliated enterprises. As well, enterprises classified under NAICS 526 (Funds and other financial vehicles) are excluded.

Classifications

Relation to previous version

  • Industry of enterprise (financial statistics) March 16, 1998 to current

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