Statistical data relating to production, economic activity, performance and structure as well as the input of goods and foreign trade represent the starting basis for national accounting and economic policy decisions.
The submission requirement is dependent on legally stipulated thresholds set out in the Trade Statistics Act.
The notifications that companies have to send most frequently are as follows:
Intrastat notifications are sent directly by the shipper or recipient of Community goods to Statistics Austria. These are then used to produce statistics about trade between the EU Member States. These statistics flow into the calculation of the gross national product (GNP).
Trade with third-party countries is recorded in the form of notifications for EU foreign trade statistics (Extrastat). Notifications are produced as part of the customs procedure and are required on submission of customs documents or electronic customs declarations.
Balance of payments survey
The balance of payments is a systematic representation of the economic relations between a country or economic area and the rest of the world. Transactions involving cross-border trade in services and cross-border capital flows have to be reported.
Questionnaires for companies
Companies wishing to submit a report relating to data collection can access electronic reporting media here. This service is provided free of charge by Statistics Austria.
Useful information for people living and working in Austria is available from HELP, the Austrian government help service or the Business Service Portal USP.