Structure and Activity of Industry: Data by Regions 1987/1988.
This Statistical Office of the European Communities (SOEC) publication contains the regional results of country of surveys carried out under Council Directive 72/221/EEC of 6 June 1972, for the most recent year for which figures are available. The information on fixed capital investment was obtained through the specific surveys provided for by Council Directive 64/475/EEC of 20 July 1964. The survey covers all industrial undertakings and small businesses employing at least 20 persons and whose principal activity is listed in one of the divisions of NACE covering industry or building and civil engineering (NACE 1 to 5). The national results by undertaking and KAU are set out in a specific annual publication entitled Structure and activity of industry, main results. The statistical unit for regional data is the local unit 'établissement' - a geographically separate production unit with one or more persons working for a single enterprise, including dependent satellite units in the immediate vicinity. For all countries, the figures given as national totals are taken from the survey on enterprises (national surveys) and the variable (V01) 'number of units' applies to the number of firms employing at least 20 persons, except in the case of Spain and Portugal, for which the total is the actual total of local units, and the United Kingdom, where the unit is the 'establishment' (employing at least 20 persons) . The regional 'number of units' variable applies to local units falling within the units covered by the national survey. For a given activity sector, the number of persons employed nationally is not necessarily the same as the sum of the regional figures. This is due to the classification system: an undertaking classified by principal activity may include local units with different activities. The tables contain many explanatory notes. Those referring to the different countries apply to all It should be noted that: (i) data for the Federal Republic of Germany, including West Berlin, as constituted prior to 3 October 1990; (ii) no regional figures are available yet for Portugal; (iii) neither Luxembourg nor Ireland is broken down into regions, and all available information is based on the national survey on enterprises; (iv) for all other countries, the regional breakdown is based on NUTS 2, apart from the United Kingdom, for which NUTS 1 has been used. The information in the tables is supplemented by charts showing, for the whole Community, the number of units of each kind of activity as a percentage of the total number of units in the manufacturing industry ^ of each region. It has not been possible to provide similar charts for employment owing to lack of adequate information. As the Portuguese and Spanish surveys were carried out on a different basis, certain corrections were made to the figures for these two countries before drawing up the charts. Lack of consistency between the statistical units used in each country has unfortunately limited the possibilities of comparison, and therefore the number of charts.
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