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Birth rate in high- and medium-high-technology sectors
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Number of enterprise births in the reference period (t) divided by the number of enterprises active in t, in the high technology industries (21. Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations; 26. Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products), the medium-high technology industries (20. Manufacture of chemicals and chemicals products; 27 to 30. Manufacture of electrical equipment, Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c., Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, Manufacture of other transport equipment) and the high-technology knowledge-intensive services (59 to 63. Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities, Programming and broadcasting activities, Telecommunications, Computer programming, consultancy and related activities, Information service activities, and 72. Scientific research and development) (Eurostat definitions).
A birth amounts to the creation of a combination of production factors, with the restriction that no other enterprises are involved in the event. Births do not include entries into the population due to: mergers, break-ups, split-offs or the restructuring of a set of enterprises. It does not include entries into a sub-population resulting only from a change of activity. (Definitions of Eurostat - OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics).
The Business demographic statistics provided by Eurostat, are drawn from business registers, although some individual countries improve the availability or freshness of data on employment and turnover by integrating other sources. Data covers the sections B to S (Industry, construction, and services, except insurance activities of holding companies) (Data for sections P, Q, R, and S are provided on a voluntary basis).
Source: Eurostat, Business demography statistics.