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Stock, births and death of companies by economic sector. Year 2017
  Note Stock of companies Births rate (%) Deaths rate (%)
Total sectors   3.580.773 9,4 7,9
Industry   220.087 5,4 5,5
Construction   455.101 9,3 8,0
Commerce   828.906 8,5 9,0
Rest of services   2.076.679 10,2 7,8

The Harmonised Business Demography aim at providing aggregate information regarding the population of companies established in the national territory, considering aspects linked to business dynamism, and applying a methodology agreed on within the scope of the European Union. This methodology enables the development of indicators regarding the stock, creation, closure and survival of companies, through harmonised statistical mining of the Company Directories managed in Statistics Offices.

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Year 2017 Published: 20/11/2019
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