Structural Business Statistics

The Unit compiles Structural Business Statistics (SBS) and Foreign Affiliates Statistics (FATS).

Structural Business Statistics provide the structure and evolution of the activities of businesses, the factors of production used and other elements allowing business activity, competitiveness and performance. The data is annual and is based on the NACE Rev. 2 classification of the economic activities. SBS is limited to the activities on the economic territory including branches of foreign legal units active on the national territory for the compilation of Inward FATS Statistics.

Foreign Affiliates Statistics was created based on the growing demand for data based on globalisation and outsourcing. Businesses expanded their economic activities aiming at reducing costs of production and increasing productivity. Inward Foreign Affiliates Statistics (IFATS) describe the activities of foreign controlled affiliates resident in the compiling country compiled in the framework and on the basis of results of the SBS. Outward statistics on foreign affiliates (OFATS) provide data on the activities of foreign affiliates abroad controlled by an institutional unit resident in the compiling country. It is carried out as a stand-alone survey on an annual basis.

 

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Structural Business Statistics

 

Contact Information: 

 
Ms Elaine G Borg
Head of Unit​
2599 7342
business.nso@gov.mt