Annual sectoral survey / ESA

Dernière mise à jour le : 12/02/2013

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des statistiques d'entreprises (DSE)

Type d'opération :


Objectifs :

The purpose of the Annual Sectoral Survey (ESA) is to observe the different activities performed by companies by breaking down their turnover into activities (sectoral classification) and thereby deducing their principal activity (APE).

The ESA is also used to observe the legal restructuring that affects the lives of businesses, fill in certain parts of the tax forms relating to investment, notably intangible investment, and to describe the principal characteristics of each economic sector.

Thèmes abordés :

-The business's principal activity;

-The events occurring during the accounting year (merger-absorption, full transfert of assets, partial transfer of assets, split off);

-The details of the restructuring (increases and decreases in fixed assets);

-Tangible investments and sales;

-Employment (non-employeed staff, temporary staff, staff leased to other companies, etc.);

-Breakdown of turnover by product or detailed activity;

-Professional expenses (non-stored purchases, incorporated sub-contracting, etc.);

-Sectoral characteristics such as:

Breakdown of the turnover of the form of sales like company retail;

Analysis of the customer base (breakdown of turnover by type of customer);

Analysis of the providers retail;

Other charges and external charges (general sub-contracting, rent and rental charges, maintenance expenses, etc.) for transport companies;

Long-term assets, a for agri-food companies and agricultural cooperative;

Work performed on existing or future buildings;

Localisation of sites, work performed on existing or future buildings, type of work performed;

The list of establishments registered on the Business Register Sirene, subcontracting capacity, financial leasing for forestry companies.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :


Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

This deals with the economic sectors of trade, services, the agri-food industries, forestry and sawmills, transport and the building industry.

All sizes of businesses are covered by the scope of the survey.

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :


Périodicité de l'opération :


Période et mode de collecte :

The survey has initially been conducted by mail. It will subsequently be possible to respond on the internet. It will be available form in 2013.

The annual data on the year N is collected in several waves between February and June of the year N+1  in order to take account of businesses' different financial year end dates.

Historique :

The survey was conducted for the first time in 2009 on the financial data of 2008.

The ESA has replaced the annual business surveys (EAE) on the fields of trade, services, the agri-food industries, building industry, transport,  forestry and sawwmills.

Plan de sondage :

The sampling base is defined in the same way as the sampling base of the annual business surveys (EAE) was until 2008.

The sampling is also based on the same major principles as those applied to the EAE (sample stratified according to the size classes crossed with the economic sectors).

Autres spécifications :

The renewing of the structural business statistics led to the systematic use of administrative data (tax, social).

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