Short Term Statistics in Retail and Trade

In 2012 no response burden emerged, because variables needed were taken from administrative data sources.

In 2001 the variables turnover and employees were asked from about 5 400 enterprises. In the year 2003 the reporting units were limited to about 4 600 enterprises. From 2004 onwards it was possible to receive the information about turnover and employees from administrative data sources completely. For that reason no primary survey had to be performed any longer – since then the response burden was reduced to zero hours.