Businesses must provide certain data as per Act on Statistics and also the National Statistical Data Collection Programme.
The most important institution that provides official statistical services is the Central Statistical Office.
Types of statistics
Statistics may be collected on a compulsory or voluntary basis. Bodies and organisations collecting statistical data that are not part of the official statistical service may only do so on a voluntary basis. Local government decrees can require statistics to be collected within their own jurisdictions.
Any individual or business, or organisation that is not a legal entity, can be required to provide data. They must register with the Central Statistical Office through the relevant notary, court of registration or tax authority to receive a statistical code. The statistical code is a serial number comprising 8-4-3-2 characters.
The regional directorates of the Central Statistical Office or their representative offices issue integrated statistical code certificates.
The Central Statistical Office allows organisations with a statistical code (tax number) to find out about their data provision obligations.
Intrastat data collection
As part of Intrastat's statistical data survey on foreign trade, several thousand companies need to supply monthly data on their trade with EU countries (if above a certain threshold).
If you are required to supply data, you can get help on the website of the Central Statistical Office:
The Central Statistical Office publishes data survey results free of charge via the stADAT electronic information system.
The purpose of the electronic programme of the Central Statistical Office is to meet its data supply obligations electronically as far as possible. With the development and expansion of the electronic data collection system, they intend to facilitate the data supply, to reduce the data supply burden and to increase the readiness to supply data.