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Abstract
Survey Number 0248
Survey Title Quarterly Survey on Small Enterprise Trends, 2001.10-12
Depositor Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
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Summary This survey is a nation-wide survey conducted every three months to look into the business conditions of the small enterprises with less than 30 employees, which have accounts with National Life Finance Corp. The same survey sheet has been used since the first survey, in order to chronologically compare and analyze the results. In addition, what is called a "special survey", which contains different questions, is also included every time the regular survey is conducted. The data provided here are those obtained in the Oct - Dec 2001 survey. As special survey, items of "relationship with the main bank; change in the debt balance" is included.
Universe Small enterprises with less than 30 employees, which have accounts with National Life Finance Corp.: [manufacturing (less than 30 employees), retailing (less than 10 employees), sales (less than 10 employees), restaurants (less than 10 employees), service industry (less than 30 employees), construction (less than 30 employees), transportation (less than 30 employees) in this survey.
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size 10,557 sample enterprises, 6,466 effective response (61.2%).
Time Period 2001/12/10
Spatial Unit All over Japan except Okinawa
Sampling Procedure The NLFC Research Institute determines the number of samples after taking into consideration the number of places of business in the "Statistics Survey of the Places of business and Enterprises " by the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications and the annual loan number-of-cases actual result of NLFC, etc. The NLFC branches perform sample selection.
Mode of Data Collection - NLFC branches distribute questionnaires by mail. Each branch collected them separately and they were sent to the NLFC Research Institute.
- The NLFC Research Institute analysis after totaling (subcontracted).
Investigator The Research Institute of National Life Finance Corporation (NLFC)
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Zenkoku Shokigyo Doko Chosakekka (2001nen 10 - 12 gatuki jisseki, 2002 nen 1 -3 gatuki mitoshi) [Report of the Survey on the Performance of Small Enterprises (Actual achievements of Oct-Nov 2001, and prospects for Jan-Mar 2002)]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Demographics:
Type of business; items dealt; number of employees

Questions:
Sales (compared with the sales of the same term of the previous year, compared with the prospective sales of the same term of next year); amount of order (compared with the amount of order of the same term of the previous year, compared with the prospective amount of order of the same time period of next year); level of profit (profit made this term; prospective profit of the next term); fund-raising (compared with the fund raised in the previous term, compared with the fund to be raised in the next term); loans (compared with the loans taken out in the previous term); over/under-supply of the inventories (products); plant investment (amount invested this term, amount to be invested next term); managerial problems; evaluation of the business conditions (this term; prospect of the next term).

Special Survey:
Debt balance (current level of debt balance; corresponding-period-of-last-year ratio of the debt balance), loan attitude of main bank.s (kind of main bank; (for those who have debt) request from the main bank, intention to change main bank, kind of main bank intended to change to).
Date of Release 2002/08/14
Version Registered on August 14, 2002
Topics Economy/Industry/Management
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