Permanent census of enterprises

The economic censuses give a complete picture of the size and the characteristics of the national economic system with a territorial fine detail (areas and micro-areas).

In 2012 the 9th General census of industry and services (together with the census of non-profit institutions) was the last traditional decennal census. The 2016 sees the start of the permanent economic censuses on legal-economic units, which provide for the integration of the data archive and the annual creation of registers of economic units. The goal is to increase the quantity and the quality of information, in the containment of the response burden on economic operators and citizens and a reduction of the total costs of the production of official statistics.