Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy

International trade of enterprise, category

International trade refers to the values of goods and services flowing into and out of a country. Trade includes the sale of commodities to another country, referred to as exports, and the purchase of commodities from another country, which constitutes the imports.

Enterprise refers to the highest level of the Business Register statistical hierarchy. In alignment with the System of National Accounts, it is defined as an institutional unit that directs and controls the allocation of resources relating to its operations, and for which financial statements are maintained from which international transactions, an international investment position and a financial position for the unit can be derived. Enterprises can be corporations, quasi-corporations, institutions, or unincorporated businesses such as sole proprietors or partnerships. For incorporated enterprises, financial statements can be consolidated.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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