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French Equivalent: Activité auxiliaire – SCN

An ancillary activity is a supporting activity undertaken within an enterprise in order to create the conditions within which the principal or secondary activities can be carried out; ancillary activities generally produce services that are commonly found as inputs into almost any kind of productive activity and the value of an individual ancillary activity’s output is likely to be small compared with the other activities of the enterprise (e.g. cleaning and maintenance of buildings).

Source Publication:
SNA 5.9 and 5.10 [15.16].

Cross References:
Ancillary activity – Eurostat
Ancillary activity – ISIC Rev. 3


Version Indicator: SNA

Statistical Theme: Classifications

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, October 31, 2001