Statistics in the manufacturing sector; transmission of data

If the Federal Statistical Office asks you to do so, you must submit certain data as a company in the manufacturing sector. This does not apply to companies in the construction industry.



The obligation to provide information to the Federal Statistical Office applies to manufacturing companies and companies

  • of mining and quarrying,
  • the manufacturing industry
  • the energy supply industry
  • water supply, wastewater and solid waste disposal
  • the elimination of environmental pollution
  • and for manufacturing operations of companies in other sectors of the economy, in each case excluding construction operations.


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 on to the survey portal of the federal and state statistical offices. Follow the respective instructions to use the online reporting procedure IDEV.
    • IDEV: Transmit the data via electronic online forms. An automatic completion aid will assist you.
      • You have received the access data for IDEV with the letter.
  • If necessary, the Federal Statistical Office will ask you to complete your data.
  • You will receive a confirmation for the transmission of your data.


You can find out how long you have to submit the data in the letter from the Federal Statistical Office.

Processing time

The Federal Statistical Office will confirm the transmission of your data without delay.

Depending on the size of the company or business and the number of technical sections, you will generally need between 10 minutes and 2 hours to complete the questionnaire.

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    You do not need to submit any documents.

Online procedures


  • There are no costs for you.


  • objection.
    • Detailed information on how to file an appeal can be found in the notice of summons.
  • Administrative court action


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