Glossary:Statistical business register (SBR)

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Business registers for statistical purposes, or statistical business registers (SBR), are the main sources for business demography, as they keep track of business creations and closures as well as the structural changes in the economy by concentration or deconcentration, brought about by operations such as mergers, takeovers, break-ups, split-offs and restructuring.

Further information

  • Regulation 177/2008 of 20 February 2008 on establishing a common framework for business registers for statistical purposes and repealing Council Regulation 2186/93

Related concepts

Statistical data