Two thirds of enterprises created in 2014 were still active in 2019
The one-year survival rate for Belgian enterprises created in 2018 (first VAT registrations) is 89.9 %. It amounts to 90.3 % in Flanders, 89.4 % in Wallonia and 89 % in Brussels.
For first registrations in 2017, this rate was 90.2 % for Belgium, 90.7 % in Flanders, 89.4 % in Wallonia and 89.2 % in Brussels.
Among enterprises with a first VAT registration in 2014, 65.2 % have survived until 2019 in Belgium, 66.6 % in Flanders, 64.2 % in Wallonia and 61.4 % in Brussels.
The one-year or five-years survival rate is the highest in Flanders and the lowest in Brussels.
Survivals and survival rates of active enterprises subject to VAT 2014
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Purpose and short description
Survivals and survival rates of active enterprises subject to VAT since 2008, based on the business register DBRIS, per year, region, economic activity (NACE-BEL), employment class and type of enterprise (natural person or legal entity).
Results available 9 months after the reference period
Economic activity (NACE-BEL): Official nomenclature with an ‘X’ at the end when the information is only on 4 positions.
NIS employment class: NIS employment class as defined in the official NIS table
Number of first registrations: The number of first registrations refers to the number of VAT units which register for the first time for VAT.
In order to produce the statistic on the survival rate of VAT-registered enterprises, we have tracked all enterprises which were for the first time subject to VAT, and we have identified, over the 5 following years, the enterprises concerned retaining this quality. When this information was verified, we have calculated a survival rate for the period concerned. If an enterprise was removed from the VAT register, and is subsequently again subject to VAT, it was excluded the year of the first removal and is therefore not considered as having survived.
The survival rate is calculated as a percentage by dividing the number of survivals by the number of first registrations for each breakdown in the table.
The descriptive variables (type of enterprise, employment, activity) are those of the enterprise on 31/12 of the year of its first VAT registration.