Terms used in official statistics

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Kind of activity unit


The kind of activity unit (KAU) groups all the parts of an enterprise contributing to the performance of an activity at class level (four digits) of NACE Rev. 1 and corresponds to one or more operational subdivisions of the enterprise. The enterprise's information system must be capable of indicating or calculating for each KAU at least the value of production, intermediate consumption, manpower costs, the operating surplus and employment and gross fixed capital formation.

The original kind-of-activity unit definition, also currently applying, was given in Council Regulation (EEC) No 696/93 of 15 March 1993 on the statistical units for the observation and analysis of the production system in the Community.

  • Regulation (EU) 2019/2152 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on European business statistics, repealing 10 legal acts in the field of business statistics
    Place of publication: (Dz. Urz. UE L 327 z 17.12.2019, str. 1, z późn. zm.)

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Programowania, Koordynacji Badań i Rejestrów