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Enterprise group

An enterprise group is an economic entity formed by two or more enterprises, in which the group head has either alone or together with other enterprises belonging to the same group the right of control in one or several other enterprises (subsidiary companies). Individual enterprises operating in Finland whose group head is located abroad are also treated as enterprise groups.

Thus, all main enterprise groups producing group financial accounts and having a group structure are included in enterprise groups. Sub-groups are not recorded separately in statistics but are included in main groups.

Cf. Enterprise group.

The definition of an enterprise group is based on an EU regulation concerning statistical units (EEC 1993/696).

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU