This is the introduction to the Handbook of Methodology for Modern Business Statistics (henceforth: the Memobust handbook). This handbook was developed between January 2011 and March 2014 as the main output of an ESSnet project called Memobust. The Memobust project was primarily financed by Eurostat and it involved the national statistical institutes of initially eight (later: seven) European countries.

The Memobust handbook consists of a large number of modules describing themes and methods that are relevant to the design and production of business statistics (including trade statistics). This modular form was chosen for the handbook to facilitate its maintenance.


To read the entire document, please access the pdf file (link under "Related Documents" on the right-hand-side of this page).


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