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Kind of activity unit

A kind-of-activity unit is an enterprise or part of an enterprise that mainly operates within one industry. It is not limited to one site but includes all establishments of an enterprise that operate within a certain industry. Each enterprise has one or more kind-of-activity units. The definition of kind-of-activity unit is based on an EU regulation concerning statistical units (EEC 696/93) and on a regulation concerning Business Registers (EC 177/2008).



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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

A kind-of-activity unit is an enterprise or part of an enterprise that mainly operates within one industry. It is not limited to one site but includes all establishments of an enterprise that operate within a certain industry. Each enterprise has one or more kind-of-activity units. The definition of kind-of-activity unit is based on an EU regulation concerning statistical units (EEC 1993/696) and on a regulation concerning Business Registers (EEC 1993/2186).



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Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1900 - 4 March 2008

Source organisation

  • EU

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus

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