Data collection for transport and traffic statistics Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

As a company that operates passenger and freight transport or the necessary infrastructure, you must submit certain data to the Federal Statistical Office upon request.

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. If your company receives a corresponding request from the StBA, you must provide the data requested.

The StBA regularly collects statistics in the following areas, among others, in order to be able to assess their structure and development:

  • Inland navigation
  • Air traffic
  • Passenger traffic
  • Rail transport

Depending on the mode of transport, different information is required. In addition, the StBA asks for certain information at different intervals, such as monthly, annually or at intervals of several years. Depending on the survey, you may have to provide the following information, among other things:

  • Number of employees
  • Number of persons transported
  • Number of means of transport
  • Quantity and type of goods transported
  • Number of accidents in rail transport

You do not need to submit any other documents.

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


You operate a business that is active in the following areas:

  • Inland shipping
  • Air transport
  • Passenger transport
  • Rail transport

Related Links

  • § 1 Nr. 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 Verkehrsstatistikgesetz (VerkStatG)
  • § 4 Verkehrsstatistikgesetz (VerkStatG)
  • § 11 bis 13 Verkehrsstatistikgesetz (VerkStatG)
  • § 16 Verkehrsstatistikgesetz (VerkStatG)
  • §§ 18 bis 22 Verkehrsstatistikgesetz (VerkStatG)
  • § 27 Verkehrsstatistikgesetz (VerkStatG) (Zuständigkeit)

Related Links

  • Informationen zu Transport und Verkehr auf der Internetseite des Statistischen Bundesamts
  • Informationen zur Datenübermittlung mit IDEV auf dem Erhebungsportal der Statistischen Ämter des Bundes und der Länder
  • Informationen zur Datenübermittlung mit eSTATISTIK.CORE auf dem Erhebungsportal der Statistischen Ämter des Bundes und der Länder
  • Informationen zu den Methoden der amtlichen Statistikdaten auf der Internetseite des Statistischen Bundesamtes

If the Federal Statistical Office has written to your company, transmit your data as follows:

  • You will receive a letter requesting that you submit your data to the Federal Statistical Office.
  • You can find out which information is required in your case in the letter.
  • 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 best:
    • IDEV: Submit data via online electronic forms. IDEV supports you to reduce your effort.
      • You have received the access data for IDEV with the letter.
    • eSTATISTIK.CORE online portal: Compile the data electronically in your respective software system in an automated way.
      • As a rule, you can check the data on the screen before transmitting them. Then transmit the data as a data package (XML file) to the Federal Statistical Office via the eSTATISTIK.CORE online portal.
      • You may have to register once to use the eSTATISTIK.CORE online portal.
  • If applicable, the Federal Statistical Office will ask you to complete your data.
  • You will receive a confirmation that your data has been submitted.

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