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«Statistical Table» Unincorporated Enterprise Survey(Trend survey) The Fourth quarter of 2015(2015.10-12) Survey Results 

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Notes on the Statistical Tables

  1. Total of itemized figures may not equal totals because itemized figures are rounded to thousand.
  2. Figures for "percentage of change" and "percentage distribution" on a year-on-year basis are calculated from figures rounded to thousand.
  3. "–" indicates that the figure cannot be calculated, because data is not available or the denominator is "0". "0", "0.0" or "0.00" indicate that the figure is less than half of the given unit due to its being rounded to thousand
  4. Consumption tax charged on trading is included.

Explanation of Terms

1. Industrial classification

  Industrial classifications are based on the Japan Standard Industrial Classification (revised in November 2007).
  "Special intermediate groups of industries" are combined with the Japan Standard Industrial Classification (Major groups).

2. City groups

  All cities are classified as follows.
  Population figures used in the classification are based on the results of the 2005 Population Census.

  • All cities
    • Major cities
      Ku-area of Tokyo, Sapporo, Sendai, Saitama, Chiba, Yokohama, Kawasaki, Niigata, Sizuoka, Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Sakai, Kobe, Okayama, Hiroshima, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka.
    • Medium cities
      Cities with 100,000 or more inhabitants.(excl. major cities)
    • Small cities
      Cities with less than l00,000 inhabitants.
  • Towns and villages

3. Districts

  Districts are classified as follows

  • Hokkaido and Tohoku district
    Hokkaido, and Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata and Fukushima prefectures.
  • Kanto district
    Tokyo metropolitan area, and Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gumma, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures.
  • Hokuriku district
    Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui prefectures.
  • Tokai district
    Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi and Mie prefectures.
  • Kinki district
    Osaka, Kyoto, Shiga, Hyogo, Nara and Wakayama prefectures.
  • Chugoku and Shikoku district
    Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime and Kochi prefectures.
  • Kyushu district
    Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures.
  • Okinawa district
    Okinawa prefecture.

4. Business sentiment

  Business sentiment (business conditions, sales conditions, operating profit, inventories of products, commodities and raw materials, cash-flow, and employment status) is in accordance with the view of the business proprietors.

5. Sales

  Sales accrue when, regardless of when payment was received, commodities or products, etc. were delivered or services provided.
  Sales refers to net sales excluding sales allowances and returned goods from sales revenue.

A : Items calculated in sales

  • Net proceeds after sales commission is subtracted, when sales of commodities, etc. are consigned to another party. 
  • Processing fee income, repair fee revenue, consignments-in commission income accrued when sales are consigned.
  • Indirect taxes, such as liquor tax on manufacturers and special rural consumption tax in wholesale and retail trade, eating and drinking places, accommodations and services.
  • Installment payments accrued for installment sales.
  • Sales prices of scrap products such as waste paper, empty bottles and empty boxes.
  • Income from tips in wholesale, retail trade, eating and drinking places, accommodations and service businesses.


B : Items not calculated in sales

  • Receipt of money for selling on credit or credit income.
  • Sales accrued by sale of commodities etc. on behalf of other parties.
  • Income by subsidiary business of business proprietor.
  • Work income of business proprietor.
  • Family work income, house rent, rentals, interest, dividend, earnings from property accrued by the sale of trade assets.

The Sales Quintile Group for the current period, obtained by dividing total establishments into five groups in ascending order of sales in the current fiscal year. As a result, the five Groups are referred to as Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, and Group V in ascending order of sales for the current fiscal year

6. Purchases

  Purchases are recorded when commodities or raw materials etc. are delivered, regardless of when payment is made.
  Purchases refers to net purchases excluding purchase discounts and returned goods from gross purchases.

7. Total operating expenses

A: The total operating expenses refers to the following costs involved in business activities.
Taxes and public impositions (excluding income tax and residence tax, etc.), cost of packing and
freight, water, utility bills, transportation and communication expenses, advertising expenses, entertainment expenses, damage insurance premium, repairs, supplies expenses, welfare cost, salaries and wages, cost of subcontracted work, interest and discount expenses, rents for land and dwelling, other rents, and miscellaneous expenses, etc.
Depreciation is excluded from the survey.

B: Salaries and wages refers to wages paid to employees, and estimated material compensation, if provided.
Salaries paid to family workers are not included in salaries and wages.

C: Interest discount expenses refers to payable interest and discount charges on bills, etc.

8. Investment in plant and machinery

  Investment in plant and machinery refers to outlay required to buy buildings with a useful life of a year or more, and costing more than 100,000 yen, (in the case of stores with sleeping quarters, excluding the dwelling section and buildings), appurtenances, vehicles, machinery, tools, equipment, and fittings, as well as the cost of any land purchased or land development. Outlay for second-hand goods is not included.

9. Persons engaged

  • Family workers
    Family workers refers to person(s) who make a living together with the business proprietor, and are engaged in the business.
  • Employees
    Employees include regular employees (persons who are employed regularly ) and temporary employees (employees who are employed for a period of less than one month).


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