In the gas industry or coal imports and exports, transmit data to the Federal Statistical Office 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 gas industry or in the import and export of coal.

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 duty to provide information to the Federal Statistical Office applies to you as an operator of facilities

  • for the production of natural gas
  • for the transport of natural gas or biogas
  • storage of natural gas.

Depending on the plant, you must provide the following information, among other things:

  • Storage balance at the end of the month
  • storage levels at the end of the month
  • the amount of natural gas produced
  • the quantity of own consumption
  • imports and exports of natural gas in physical quantities, separated by neighboring countries

The obligation to provide information to the Federal Statistical Office also applies to companies importing or exporting:

  • Lignite
  • Lignite products
  • hard coal and
  • hard coal coke or briquettes.

These companies must provide the following information:

  • the import and export of coal, separately by country and by coal type, energy content and border crossing value
  • the quantity of stock, broken down by type of coal
  • the quantity of coal sold, broken down by type of coal and, within each type of coal, by group of customers and consumers

You do not need to submit any documents.

Forms: yes
Online procedure possible: yes
Written form required: no
Personal appearance required: no








Preconditions

The duty to provide information to the Federal Statistical Office applies to you as an operator of facilities

  • for the production of natural gas
  • transport of natural gas or biogas
  • storage of natural gas.

The duty to provide information to the Federal Statistical Office also applies to companies importing or exporting

  • Lignite
  • Lignite products
  • hard coal and
  • hard coal coke or briquettes.

Related Links

  • § 4 Absatz 1 und 2 Energiestatistikgesetz (EnStatG)
  • § 6 Energiestatistikgesetz (EnStatG)
  • § 11 Absatz 1 Energiestatistikgesetz (EnStatG)
  • § 15 Bundesstatistikgesetz (BStatG)

Related Links

  • Informationen zur Datenübermittlung mit IDEV auf dem Erhebungsportal der Statistischen Ämter des Bundes und der Länder
  • Informationen zur Datenübermittlung über die Schnittstelle CORE 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 in to the survey portal of the federal and state statistical offices. Follow the respective instructions to use the reporting procedure that suits you:
    • IDEV: Submit the data via electronic online forms. An automatic completion assistant will support you.
      • You have received the access data for IDEV with the letter.
    • eSTATSTIK.CORE: Compile the data electronically and automatically in your respective software system. Then transmit the data as a data package (CSV file) to the Federal Statistical Office via the eSTATISTIK.CORE online portal.
      • If necessary, you must register once to use eSTATISTIK.CORE.
  • You will receive a confirmation for the transmission of your data.

Responsible for the content
Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK)

Last update or date of publication
21.07.2022