Monthly Survey of Manufacturing (MSM)
Commercial activity of establishment, category
Commercial activity refers to the activities an enterprise performs for their production and commercialisation of goods and services available for their clients to purchase. These activities include orders, manufacturing, sales or shipments.
Establishment refers to the level in the statistical hierarchy below the company in the Business Register statistical hierarchy, and at which the accounting data required to measure production are available (principal inputs, revenues, salaries and wages). The establishment is defined as the most homogeneous unit of production for which the business maintains accounting records. From these records, it is possible to assemble all the data elements required to compile the gross value of production (total sales or shipments, and inventories), the cost of materials and services, and labour and capital used in production.