The survey on the production of goods is based on the EU regulation on European business statistics and comprises reports on primary statistics from around 10 000 establishments that can be classified as industry and construction. Reporting is mandatory.
The statistics on the production of goods provide data on the quantities produced or sold and values of individual products or product groups according to the EU-wide harmonised classification PRODCOM, irrespective of the economic classification of the reporting units. Statistics Austria extends this classification by a number of areas, on the one hand to include national characteristics, on the other hand to fully represent the turnover obtained from the short-term statistics.
In addition to trade associations and national and international organisations, companies from the private sector are also users of the published results. Above all, the collected quantities provide the basis for economic decisions in many areas.