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Short Term Statistics, Business Statistics
Paul Lubson
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Construction

The statistics are used by a wide range of users, from both the private and the public sector, news media and Eurostat. From the private sector users are mainly large companies and business organizations, while mainly ministries and municipalities represent the public sector.

Furthermore, The statistics are used as input in the national accounts statistics, published quarterly by Statistics Denmark to calculate the gross value added for the construction sector and as input in other parts of Statistics Denmark, e.g. to calculate rent.

User Needs

The statistics have three main purposes: planning, market analyses and analyses of main indicators. The primary use of the statistics is to monitor trends in the market for construction. These trends are, among other things, used in public debates concerning national economic matters.

The statistics are used by a wide range of users, from both the private and the public sector. From the private sector users are mainly large companies and business organisations, while mainly ministries and municipalities represent the public sector.

User Satisfaction

The users in general view the construction statistics as an important and relatively fast short term-indicator. The statistics are often quoted in the media and used widely by other professional users. There are at the same time a certain demands for special deliveries - often more detailed data than the published data - which are delivered in accordance with Statistics Denmark´s of service.

The justified criticism voiced by the users concerns the extensive size of revisions due to delayed reports from the municipalities. The criticism points, to a considerable extent, at the municipalities and not Statistics Denmark.

Data completeness rate

This statistics is affected by demands from EU. In terms of completeness all these demands are fully met.