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Enterprise Groups in Denmark

The purpose of the statistic Enterprise groups in Denmark is to describe enterprise group relations amongst Danish companies. Thus the statistic contributes to the description of the business structure in Denmark. The statistic was complied for the first time for the reference year 2009.

Statistical presentation

The statistic is a yearly compilation, which emphasizes the extent of both the number of enterprise groups and the number of full time equivalent employees herein.

The statistical unit is therefore the "Enterprise Group". An enterprise group, in these statistics, is regarded to be two or more companies located in Denmark and at the same time have a mutual ownership. A mutual ownership is regarded to be present if one Danish company owns and/or controls more than 50 per cent of another Danish company.

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Statistical processing

The statistic is based on the Business Statistics Enterprise Group Register. Enterprise group relations are confirmed via the annual reports of the enterprises and by looking up in the Central Business Register.

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The statistic focus on both the magnitude and significance of enterprise groups in Denmark. Therefore it contributes with important new information regarding the Danish business structures. The primary users of the statistic are various industrial organizations, politicians, researchers and the news media.

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Accuracy and reliability

The statistical results are based on information on the individual enterprise relation to an enterprise group received from the Business Register and commercial data sources, which are connected to data received from other registers. No sample survey technique or cut off limit has been introduced.

It is appraised that with the sources available, this statistic gives a fair and true view of enterprise groups in Denmark.

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Timeliness and punctuality

Enterprise groups in Denmark are disseminated 18-24 months after the end of the reference year. The statistic is normally published without delay to the announced time.

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This statistic is, to our knowledge, only carried out in Denmark. The method has not changed since the first reference period in which the statistic was published (2009). Enterprise group structures undergo substantial changes, and the statistics is expected to be of a volatile nature as regards the number of groups and employees.

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Accessibility and clarity

The results are available in Statbank Denmark. See also Enterprise groups.

It is possible to buy tailor-made tables, and researchers can obtain access to the micro-data upon request.

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