Contains headline figures and commentary from the Business Demography 2016 publication. This product includes births, deaths and survivals of UK enterprises. The active stock of businesses is also shown, so that birth and death rates can be calculated.

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Data

  • Business demography, UK

    Annual data on births, deaths and survivals of businesses in the UK, by geographical area and Standard Industrial Classification 2007: SIC 2007 groups.

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