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Business Statistics MEETS programme

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Modernisation of
European Enterprise
and Trade Statistics
(MEETS)

axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Problem statement
the economic reality is changing;
new requirements for statistics emerge;
outdated requirements must be
discarded;
new methods for producing statistics;

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an initiative is needed to handle these


changes efficiently;
axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Programme
A programme has been developed to
adapt business statistics to new
needs and at the same time to

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adjust the production system of


statistics to reduce burden on business.

axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Scope and objectives


Firstly, it will be important to agree on the
new areas that are to be portrayed.
Secondly, all statistics related to business
should be streamlined.

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Thirdly, on the side of data collection and


treatment, integration is needed as well.
Finally, Intrastat was already identified
where simplifications are necessary.
axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 1

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The development of target


sets of indicators and a
review of priorities

axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 1
Action 1.1: Development of new
areas
define priority areas and define target set
of indicators;

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work on harmonised definitions of newly


identified characteristics and indicators;
support Member States in developing and
testing their statistics in the priority areas in
a harmonised manner. axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 1
Action 1.2: Identify areas that are of
lesser importance

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conduct a regular review of priorities, and


identify areas and characteristics which are
of lesser importance.

axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 2

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A streamlined framework of
business-related statistics

axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 2
Action 2.1: Integration of the legal
framework and the methodology
review existing legal acts;

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initiate studies aimed at harmonisation of


methodologies;
studies on consistency between areas of
business and trade statistics.
axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 2
Action 2.2: Development of statistics
on enterprise groups
complete the Community register of
multinational enterprise groups;

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support of actions in Member States to


develop more efficient data collection
methods for enterprise groups;
set up specific EU surveys on enterprise
groups.
axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 2
Action 2.3: European surveys to
minimise the burden on business
set up specific EU surveys conducted on an
ad-hoc basis;

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develop EU sampling schemes, where


appropriate.
axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 3

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The implementation of a
smarter way of collecting data

axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 3
Action 3.1: Make better use of data
that already exist in the statistical
system, including the possibility of
estimations

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support actions in Member States to create


a data warehouse;
axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 3 (still action 3.1)


methodological studies on linking data from
different sources;

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methodological studies for optimal


allocation of sample sizes, cut off samples,
combined use with other sources and related
estimation methods.

axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 3
Action 3.2: Make better use of data
that already exist in the economy
support actions on the use of
administrative data;

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promote the integration of statistical


reporting inside the enterprises.
axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 3
Action 3.3: Develop tools for a more
efficient data production
support actions that facilitate the data
transfer from the enterprise to the NSIs;

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support of a more efficient use of IT tools.

axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 4

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The modernisation and


simplification of Intrastat

axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu

Business Statistics MEETS programme

Objective 4 (Intrastat)
Action 4.1: Analysis and reduction
of asymmetries
Action 4.2: Better use of
administrative data

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Action 4.3: Data exchange

axel.behrens@ec.europa.eu