Eurostat assessment

BER Assessment by Eurostat

The Business and Enterprise Register (BER) follows the Eurostat conceptual model for business registers, with its definitions of statistical units: Local unit, Legal unit, Enterprise and Enterprise group. This model is part of a set of regulations harmonizing the European infrastructure for business statistics.

In this context, the Business and Enterprise Register (BER) produces every year a quality report for Eurostat, covering the concepts and methodological processes of the BER and its participation in the EuroGroups register. Part of this report can be found under Quality reports.

Quality Assessment

Based on this report, Eurostat produces an assessment of the statistical business register in order to measure the quality of the register.

Since 2023, a harmonized assessment has been in place for all statistics in the EBS Regulation (EU) 2019/2152, in particular on the following four dimensions: Punctuality, Completeness, Accuracy and Reliability, Consistency and Comparability. This harmonization has also standardized the data reference year to T-2.

There are 4 levels of compliance: Compliance, Minor non-compliance, Serious non-compliance and Persistent and serious non-compliance.

Over the last years, the BER has been evaluated as follows:

Report Year Data reference year Assessment* Points**
2023 2021 Compliance --
2022 2021 Non-compliant 88
2021 2020 Acceptable compliance 90
*Until 2023, the assessment could be "non-compliant," "acceptable compliance," or "fully compliant." The assessment was based on eight weighted objectives, and in case of full compliance, the EU or EFTA member state gets a total of 100 points and the "fully compliant" distinction.

** Since the assessment system has changed, no more points will be obtained starting in 2023.

Below you will find an extract from the latest quality assessment of the BER, including the eight aims and the evaluation grid.



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