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Survey of import price index

The import price index measures the average price trends for goods imported from abroad. All goods in the following CPA  classes are recorded monthly: 06.10 crude petroleum, 21.10 basic pharmaceutical products, 21.20 pharmaceutical preparations, 24.41 precious metals, 26.20 computers and peripheral equipment, 26.30 communication equipment, 29.10 motor vehicles and 29.32 other parts and accessories for motor vehicles. Furthermore, all goods of the CPA-sections A to D, i.e. products of agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining and quarrying, manufactured products as well as elictricity, gas, steam and air condtioning are recorded quarterly. Data base  for the incex compilation is the CIF price. A web questionnaire is used for the survey.

European Regulation:

Regulation (EU) 2019/2152 of the European Parliament and of the Council on European business statistics, repealing 10 legal acts in the field of business statistics (EBS-Regulation) and Commission Implementing Regulation 2020/1197 laying down technical specifications and arrangements pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/2152

National Regulation: 
BGBl. II No. 464/2006: „Verordnung: Erstellung von Indizes der Preisentwicklung von Importen“ as amended by BGBl. II Nr. 276/2009, BGBl.II Nr. 27/2016, BGBl.II Nr. 286/2018

Participation in the survey of import prices is obligatory.

A web-based online questionnaire is available to the respondents in the Statistics Austria portal

Last updated on 2023-11-06.
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