• Type of operation: continuous on an annual basis.
  • Population scope: companies resident in Spain that are subsidiaries of foreign companies and whose main activity is included in sections B to E (industry) and G to J and L to N (non-financial market services) of CNAE-2009.
  • Geographical scope: national territory, except Ceuta and Melilla.
  • Reference period: the calendar year covered by the survey. Exceptionally, companies that operate on a seasonal basis that covers two different years, and have their data accounted for in this way, refer the information to the season that ends in that year.
  • Collection method: through the information collected on subsidiaries in the Structural Statistics of Companies in the industry, commerce and services sectors.

Methodology documents and questionnaires