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5245 Percentage type code qualifier [B]
Desc: Code qualifying the type of percentage.
Repr: an..3
Code Values:
1 Allowance
(5424) Allowance expressed as a percentage.
2 Charge
(5424) Charge expressed as a percentage.
3 Allowance or charge
[5424] Allowance or charge expressed as a percentage.
4 Reinsurer's share
To indicate the share of the reinsurer in a treaty.
5 Entry percentage
To indicate the percentage used for the specified entry
(e.g. commission %, deposits % ...).
6 Quality/yield
(6318) The percentage of a specified material in the
total product.
 7 Percentage of invoice
Code specifying the percentage of invoice.
8 Reduction/surcharge percentage
Percentage to calculate a reduction/surcharge.
 9 Adjustment
Code specifying the adjustment expressed as a
percentage.
10 Bureau share
London insurance market bureau (bureau share in
reinsurance treaty).
11 Buffer stock requirement
Anticipated additional consumption to safeguard against
unforeseen shortages or demands.
12 Discount
Discount expressed as a percentage.
13 Amount tolerance
Tolerance of amount in percentage.
14 Percentage of note
Percentage of debit or credit note.
 15 Penalty percentage
Code specifying the penalty percentage.
 16 Interest percentage
Code specifying the interest percentage.
17 Part of documentary credit amount
Part of documentary credit amount in percentage subject
to sight payment, deferred payment or acceptance when
the documentary credit is available by mixed payment.
18 Percentage credit note
Percentage of a credit note.
19 Percentage debit note
Percentage of a debit note.
 20 Percentage of insurance
Code specifying the percentage of insurance.
21 Own risk percentage
Percentage of total amount which is not covered by
credit cover.
22 Transferred VAT percentage
VAT percentage rate for which accountability is being
transferred from one party to another. VAT means: Value
added tax.
23 Part time employment
The time a person is employed expressed as a percentage
of the equivalent full time employment.
24 Voluntary contribution
Contribution to a superannuation scheme which is not
compulsory, expressed as a percentage of salary.
25 Attribute factor
To indicate a mathematical factor, expressed as a
percentage , used to multiply a specified attribute
item.
26 Additional contribution
Contribution to a scheme in addition to the normal
contribution, expressed as a percentage (in
superannuation usually expressed as a percentage of
salary).
27 Benefits allocation
Percentage of total benefits allocated to a person.
28 Attribute classification
To indicate the percentage of a specified attribute
classification (e.g. percentage contributed before a
defined year for superannuation purposes).
29 Renegotiation trigger upper limit
The percentage rise in a currency rate of exchange which
would result in renegotiation of prices.
30 Renegotiation trigger lower limit
The percentage fall in a currency rate of exchange which
would result in renegotiation of prices.
31 Material reduction factor
The percentage reduction in constituent material which
occurs in the production process.
32 Acceptable price difference
The maximum percentage increase or decrease resulting
from price recalculation which will not result in price
renegotiation.
33 Share of buyer's total requirement
The percentage of the buyer's total acquisition
requirement for the referenced or similar item which
will be ordered from the named supplier.
34 Price increase
The percentage increase in price of the referenced item
since the last notification.
35 Share of tool cost paid by buyer
The percentage of the cost of tooling which will be paid
by the buyer.
36 Volume capacity usage
Percentage of the volume capacity used.
37 Weight capacity usage
Percentage of the weight capacity used.
38 Loading length capacity usage
Percentage of the loading length capacity used.
39 Share of packaging cost paid by vendor
The percentage of the cost of packaging which will be
paid by the vendor.
40 Reduction percentage
Reduction from an amount/price expressed in a
percentage.
41 Surcharge percentage
Additional amount expressed in a percentage.
42 Local content
To indicate the percentage of a products local (i.e.
domestic) content.
43 Chargeback
Percentage amount charged back.
44 Gross turnover commission
Percentage of gross turnover used to calculate
commission.
45 Progress payment percentage
Indicates the rate applying for a progress payment.
46 Offset
Indicates the figure agreed between parties to calculate
an offset.
47 Prepaid payment percentage
A code to indicate the percentage of the prepayment.
48 Percentage of work completed
A code to indicate the percentage of work completed.
49 Underwriting rating
Table used for mortality or morbidity rating.
50 Mortgage interest rate
Rate of interest used in amortization of a mortgage.
51 Maximum cost of living adjustment rate
Maximum rate of the cost of living adjustment.
52 Humidity
The amount of moisture in the air.
53 Minimum cost of living adjustment rate
Minimum rate of a cost of living adjustment.
54 Contractor cost share
The cost share borne by the contractor.
55 Government cost share
The cost share borne by the Government.
56 Progress payment liquidation percentage
The percentage applied to the liquidation of progress
payments.
57 Fee percentage
The percentage applied to determine the fee.
58 Resource availability
Percentage of resource availability.
59 Resource efficiency
Percentage of resource efficiency.
60 Rework yield
Percentage yield from rework effort.
61 Gross profit margin
Percentage calculated by dividing gross profit by net
sales.
62 Remaining work
Percentage of remaining work.
63 Actual work percent completed
Percentage of actual work completed.
64 Earned value
Percentage representing earned value.
65 Cost escalation
Percentage of cost escalation.
66 Loss
To identify the percentage of the loss.
67 Cost of living adjustment rate
To specify a cost of living adjustment rate.
68 Percentage of due amount
The percentage of an amount due.
69 Asset ownership
Percent owned of an asset.
70 Common stock reported
Percentage of common stock reported.
71 Preferred stock reported
Percentage of preferred stock reported.
72 Ordinary profit to sales
The ratio of ordinary profit to sales expressed as a
percentage.
73 Invested capital ratio
Ratio of invested capital to total capital.
74 Equity to loan ratio
Ratio of equity to outstanding loans expressed as a
percentage.
75 Equity to deposit ratio
Ratio of equity to deposits expressed as a percentage.
76 Loan to deposit ratio
Ratio of outstanding loans to deposits expressed as a
percentage.
77 Percent of total
Percentage of the total value.
78 Participation
Participation expressed as a percentage.
79 Indebtedness
Indebtedness expressed as a percentage.
80 Liquid ratio
Ratio of liquid assets to current liabilities.
81 Net worth to total assets
Ratio of net worth to total assets expressed as a
percentage.
82 Subcontracted
Percentage of work that is subcontracted.
83 Sales per employee
Ratio of sales per employee expressed as a percentage.
84 Sales to net working capital
Ratio of sales to net working capital expressed as a
percentage.
85 Total liability to net worth
Ratio of total liability to net worth expressed as a
percentage.
86 Assets to sales
Ratio of assets to sales expressed as a percentage.
87 Capital per employee
Ratio of capital per employee expressed as a percentage.
88 Costs per employee
Ratio of costs per employee expressed as a percentage.
89 Accounts payable to sales
Ratio of accounts payable to sales expressed as a
percentage.
90 Current liabilities to net worth
Ratio of current liabilities to net worth expressed as a
percentage.
91 Current liabilities to inventory
Ratio of current liabilities to inventory value
expressed as a percentage.
92 Current ratio
Ratio of current assets to current liabilities expressed
as a percentage.
93 Fixed assets to net worth
Ratio of fixed assets to net worth expressed as a
percentage.
94 Inventory turnover
Net annual sales divided by inventory.
95 Quick ratio
Ratio of cash and accounts receivable to current
liabilities.
96 Resources retained for project
The percentage of resources that must be retained for a
project.
97 Return on assets
Net profit after taxes divided by total assets.
98 Return on sales ratio
Net profit after taxes divided by net annual sales.
99 Return on capital ratio
Net profit after taxes divided by capital.
100 Shareholders' return ratio
Net profit after taxes divided by net worth.
101 Contracts obtained by bid
Percentage of contracts obtained by bid.
102 Contracts obtained by negotiation
Percentage of contracts obtained by negotiation.
103 Cost plus basis
Percentage of business conducted on a cost plus basis.
104 Lump sum payments
Percentage of lump sum payments to total payments.
105 Purchases on letter of credit
Percentage of purchases on letter of credit to total
purchases.
106 Purchases on floor plan
Percentage of purchases on floor plan basis to total
purchases.
107 Change in sales
Percentage change in sales.
108 Change in profit
Percentage change in profit.
109 Damage
Damage expressed as a percentage.
110 Interest on liabilities
Paid finance cost divided by total liabilities.
111 Risk margin
Total assets divided by interest on liabilities.
112 Liability ratio
Ratio of liability to net worth expressed as a
percentage.
113 Interest cover
Paid finance cost divided by total income.
114 Change
Change expressed as a percentage.
115 Expense
Expenses expressed as a percentage.
116 Market share
Share of the market business held by an entity.
117 Owned by small shareholders
Percentage of an entity that is owned by small
shareholders.
118 Paid in capital
Percentage of capital paid in by shareholders.
119 Previous participation
Previous participation expressed as a percentage.
120 Fixed fee
Fixed fee expressed as a percentage.
121 Asset turnover
Net annual sales divided by total assets.
122 Percentage of total payment
A percentage based on a total payment.
123 Territorial trade percent
Territorial trade expressed as a percentage.
124 Change in taxable income
Change in the taxable income from one period to another.
125 Sales by type of customer
Percentage of sales by type of customer.
126 Previous period percent of total
The percent of the total from a preceding period.
127 Minority interest return on equity
The return on equity achieved by a minority interest in
an entity.
128 Change in ordinary income
Change in ordinary income from one period to another.
129 Net sales to fixed assets
The ratio of net sales to fixed assets expressed as a
percentage.
130 Total liabilities to total assets
The ratio of total liabilities to total assets expressed
as a percentage.
131 Profit percentage
The percentage applied to determine the profit.
132 Contractor above cost share
The percentage of the cost overrun incurred by the
contractor.
133 Contractor below cost share
The percentage of the cost underrun allocated to the
contractor.
134 Current liabilities to total liabilities
Ratio calculated by dividing current liabilities by
total liabilities expressed as a percentage.
135 Current assets to total liabilities
Ratio calculated by dividing current assets by total
liabilities expressed as a percentage.
136 Vessel experience factor
The compilation of the total calculated volume vessel
measurements, adjusted for onboard quantity or
remaining onboard quantity, compared with the total
calculated volume shore measurements expressed as a
percentage.
137 Vessel load ratio
The total calculated volume by vessel measurement upon
sailing, less onboard quantity, divided by the total
calculated volume by shore measurement at loading
expressed as a percentage.
138 Vessel discharge ratio
The total calculated volume by vessel measurement on
arrival, less remaining on board, divided by the total
calculated volume by shore measurement discharge
expressed as a percentage.
139 National average percentile
Relative ranking for a corresponding class to the
national average.
140 Industry average percentile
Relative ranking for a corresponding class to the
industry average.
141 Noncurrent assets to net worth
The ratio of noncurrent assets to net worth expressed
as a percentage.
142 Noncurrent assets to total assets
The ratio of noncurrent assets to total assets
expressed as a percentage.
143 Sales to current assets
The ratio of sales to current assets expressed as a
percentage.
144 Working capital to sales
The ratio of working capital to sales expressed as a
percentage.
145 Creditors to sales costs
The ratio of creditors to sales costs expressed as a
percentage.
146 Concentration
Concentration expressed as a percentage value.
147 Percentage of months before an instalment
The number of months before an instalment is made
expressed as a percentage.
148 Accounts receivable turnover
Net annual sales divided by accounts receivable.
149 Employee costs to value added ratio
Ratio of employee costs to total income minus raw
materials and sales costs expressed as a percentage.
150 Interest payable to net sales ratio
Ratio of interest payable divided by net sales expressed
as a percentage.
151 Inventory to cost of goods sold ratio
Ratio of inventory divided by cost of goods sold
expressed as a percentage.
152 Liquid assets to sales ratio
Ratio of liquid assets divided by net sales expressed as
a percentage.
153 Return on value added ratio
Ratio of total income minus raw materials and services
to net sales expressed as a percentage.
154 Daily working capital need
The value of working capital divided by net sales
multiplied by 360.
155 Financial expenses to net sales ratio
The ratio of financial expenses to net sales expressed
as a percentage.
156 Inflation
Percentage representing a general increase in prices and
fall in the purchasing value of money.
157 Probability of financial distress
The probability of financial distress expressed as a
percentage.
+ 158 Gearing
Ratio of the total short and long term loans divided by
shareholder equity expressed as a percentage.
ZZZ Mutually defined
As agreed by the trading partners.
Data Element Cross Reference
DataElement 5245 is used in the following Batch Composite Elements:
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