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6.81.        Although business surveys are designed to collect information on both the transactions of construction companies and those of their clients, the coverage of the latter could be more difficult in the case of construction. The services provided by the contractor are likely to be closely related to the sector of activity of the enterprise (i.e., construction). That is less true for the clients, since any household or the companies of any industry may buy construction services. In addition, information is needed on both the value of the construction project and on the inputs, in particular those bought in the country in which the project is taking place. Hence, for construction, a specific survey may be more appropriate, in particular for those economies that specialize in the export of construction.


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