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Gross operating surplus is the surplus generated by operating activities after the labour factor input has been recompensed. It can be calculated from the value added at factor cost less the personnel costs. It is the balance available to the unit which allows it to recompense the providers of own funds and debt, to pay taxes and eventually to finance all or a part of its investment.

Source Publication:
Statistics in focus: Industry, trade and services; Theme 4 – 7/2001 - Distributive trades statistics, Eurostat, Methodological Notes, page 7.

Cross References:
Gross operating surplus - SEEA

Statistical Theme: Industry and services statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, July 6, 2005