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Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

As a company, you can be included in the collection of price statistics under certain conditions.

The task of price statistics in Germany is to measure price trends over time for the most important goods markets in the German economy. It forms the basis for

  • important economic indicators,
  • economic policy decisions,
  • informing the public about inflation,
  • the design and monitoring of commercial and private contracts, for example in the case of value protection clauses (price escalation clauses).

The Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the federal states regularly monitor the prices of a large number of goods and services in Germany. The following indices are compiled on the basis of the data collected:

  • Consumer price index
  • Producer price index for industrial products
  • Price indices for agriculture and forestry
  • Producer price index for services
  • Wholesale sales price index
  • Construction and real estate price indices
  • Import and export price index
  • Natural gas and electricity average prices.

These indices can be used to track price trends over time. This makes it possible to determine how prices have developed between two points in time. Prices are collected to determine price trends on a monthly or quarterly basis. This is based on a "basket of goods". This refers to the selection of goods that represents all goods and services within the scope of the respective price index. The basket of goods is generally adjusted every 5 years.

The results of the survey on the half-year average prices for electricity and gas sold to household and non-household customers can be used to analyze the development and composition of electricity and gas prices in a European comparison.

The GENESIS-Online database provides all the results of the price statistics in various data formats (xls, xlsx, html and csv).


Process flow

The Federal Statistical Office determines the indices for Germany on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis using various forms of data collection:

  • On-site survey in the individual survey units by price surveyors,
  • Evaluation of catalogs, tariffs, fee schedules, laws and administrative regulations,
  • Internet survey,
  • Survey using paper questionnaires (for statistics on construction services prices),
  • reporting via the online reporting procedure IDEV (Internet data collection in a network)
  • or telephone survey of the survey units for selected products
  • and access to special databases or purchase of data from private providers.

If your company has been selected, you can submit most of the data online:

  • You will receive a letter requesting you to submit your data to the Federal Statistical Office or the relevant state statistical office (Heranziehungsbescheid). The information required in your case can be found in the letter.
  • Log in to the survey portal of the Federal and State Statistical Offices. Follow the relevant instructions to use the IDEV online reporting procedure.
    • IDEV: Submit the data via electronic online forms. IDEV helps you to reduce your workload.
    • You received the access data for IDEV in a separate letter following the summons.
  • If necessary, the relevant statistical office will contact you if the information is incomplete or implausible.
Requirements

The Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the federal states carry out the surveys for their price statistics within the framework of the statutory provisions (see section Legal bases).

Which documents are required?

You do not need to submit any additional documents.

What are the fees?

The Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the federal states do not collect or reimburse any costs for price statistics.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You can find out how long you have to submit the data in the letter from the Federal Statistical Office or the State Statistical Office. In addition, for online surveys you will usually receive a reminder by email before each survey wave.

Processing duration
  • The responsible statistical office will immediately confirm the transmission of your data for an online survey.
  • You will usually need between 10 and 20 minutes to process the survey for each statistic, and between 2 and 3 hours for the statistics on average electricity and gas prices.
Legal basis
Appeal
  • Appeal.

Detailed information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the notice of appeal from the Federal Statistical Office.

Applications / forms
  • Paper forms: yes; partly only for the initial survey
  • Online procedure: yes, mandatory
  • Written form possible: no
  • Personal appearance required: no
What else should I know?

The procedure can only be carried out in German. An English translation can be provided in PDF format for some price statistics as an aid if required.

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK)

Professionally released on

21.07.2022

Teaser

As a company, you can be included in the collection of price statistics under certain conditions.

Process flow

The Federal Statistical Office determines the indices for Germany on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis using various forms of data collection:

  • On-site survey in the individual survey units by price surveyors,
  • Evaluation of catalogs, tariffs, fee schedules, laws and administrative regulations,
  • Internet survey,
  • Survey using paper questionnaires (for statistics on construction services prices),
  • reporting via the online reporting procedure IDEV (Internet data collection in a network)
  • or telephone survey of the survey units for selected products
  • and access to special databases or purchase of data from private providers.

If your company has been selected, you can submit most of the data online:

  • You will receive a letter requesting you to submit your data to the Federal Statistical Office or the relevant state statistical office (Heranziehungsbescheid). The information required in your case can be found in the letter.
  • Log in to the survey portal of the Federal and State Statistical Offices. Follow the relevant instructions to use the IDEV online reporting procedure.
    • IDEV: Submit the data via electronic online forms. IDEV helps you to reduce your workload.
    • You received the access data for IDEV in a separate letter following the summons.
  • If necessary, the relevant statistical office will contact you if the information is incomplete or implausible.

Requirements

The Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the federal states carry out the surveys for their price statistics within the framework of the statutory provisions (see section Legal bases).

Which documents are required?

You do not need to submit any additional documents.

What are the fees?

The Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the federal states do not collect or reimburse any costs for price statistics.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You can find out how long you have to submit the data in the letter from the Federal Statistical Office or the State Statistical Office. In addition, for online surveys you will usually receive a reminder by email before each survey wave.

Processing duration

  • The responsible statistical office will immediately confirm the transmission of your data for an online survey.
  • You will usually need between 10 and 20 minutes to process the survey for each statistic, and between 2 and 3 hours for the statistics on average electricity and gas prices.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Appeal.

Detailed information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the notice of appeal from the Federal Statistical Office.

Applications / forms

  • Paper forms: yes; partly only for the initial survey
  • Online procedure: yes, mandatory
  • Written form possible: no
  • Personal appearance required: no

What else should I know?

The procedure can only be carried out in German. An English translation can be provided in PDF format for some price statistics as an aid if required.

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK)

Professionally released on

21.07.2022

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