Submitting data to the Federal Statistical Office as a company in the manufacturing sector Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If the Federal Statistical Office asks you to do so, you must submit certain data as a company in the manufacturing sector. This does not apply to companies in the construction industry.

The Federal Statistical Office (StBA) continuously collects and analyzes data on the German economy and other areas of society. The StBA prepares the data and makes it available. Among other things, these statistics serve as a basis for action by policymakers.

For this reason, there is an obligation for companies to provide information. Not all companies are surveyed. Depending on the industry, a different number of companies are selected at random. If your company receives a corresponding request from the StBA, you must provide the data requested.

This applies to manufacturing companies and companies

  • of mining and quarrying,
  • of the manufacturing industry,
  • energy supply,
  • water supply, sewage and waste disposal,
  • the elimination of environmental pollution
  • as well as for the manufacturing establishments of companies in other sectors of the economy, in each case excluding construction companies.

Depending on the economic sector, different information is required. In addition, the StBA requests certain data at different intervals, such as monthly, annually or at intervals of several years. Among other things, you may have to provide the following data on your business or company:

  • active persons
  • wage and salary totals
  • total production
  • repair, assembly and contract processing work
  • incoming orders
  • Orders on hand
  • material and merchandise inventories

For companies whose owner is a start-up entrepreneur, there is no obligation to provide information in the calendar year in which the business is opened. In the two following calendar years, there is no obligation to provide information as long as the company generates less than EUR 800,000 per fiscal year.

You do not need to submit any documents.

Forms: yes

Online procedure possible: yes

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no



Preconditions

The obligation to provide information to the Federal Statistical Office applies to manufacturing companies and companies

  • of mining and quarrying,
  • the manufacturing industry
  • the energy supply industry
  • water supply, wastewater and solid waste disposal
  • the elimination of environmental pollution
  • and for manufacturing operations of companies in other sectors of the economy, in each case excluding construction operations.



Related Links

  • § 2 Gesetz über die Statistik im Produzierenden Gewerbe (ProdGewStatG)
  • § 3 Buchstabe A Gesetz über die Statistik im Produzierenden Gewerbe (ProdGewStatG)
  • § 6 Gesetz über die Statistik im Produzierenden Gewerbe (ProdGewStatG)
  • § 6a Gesetz über die Statistik im Produzierenden Gewerbe (ProdGewStatG)
  • §11 Gesetz über die Statistik im Produzierenden Gewerbe (ProdGewStatG)
  • § 15 Bundesstatistikgesetz (BStatG)

Related Links

  • Informationen zur Datenübermittlung mit IDEV auf dem Erhebungsportal der Statistischen Ämter des Bundes und der Länder
  • Informationen zu den Methoden der Erhebung auf der Internetseite des Statistischen Bundesamtes

If your company is selected, submit your data as follows:

  • You will receive a letter requesting you to submit your data to the Federal Statistical Office. You can find out which information is required in your case from the IDEV questionnaire.
  • Log on to the survey portal of the federal and state statistical offices. Follow the respective instructions to use the online reporting procedure IDEV.
    • IDEV: Transmit the data via electronic online forms. An automatic completion aid will assist you.
      • You have received the access data for IDEV with the letter.
  • If necessary, the Federal Statistical Office will ask you to complete your data.
  • You will receive a confirmation for the transmission of your data.



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Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK)

Last update or date of publication
21.07.2022