Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy

Imports of enterprise, category

Imports refers to payments for goods and services originating from abroad or from other provinces or territories. The payments may also take the form of barter, gifts or grants. Imports are valued in producers' prices (cost, insurance and freight included) including customs duties at the border of the exporting country or province or territory.

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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