Material Input Survey

The response burden for the Material Input Survey in 2019 amounted to 10 409 hours (an increase of 2.1 per cent in comparison to 2018.

Development of response burden in the years 2001 to 2019

Total response burden for the Material Input Survey for the year 2001 added up to 14 239 hours, which was about 26.9 per cent above the current value for 2019 (10 409 hours).

Usage of reporting devices

In the year 2012 Statistics Austria forced the use of electronic reporting devices for which reason the share of paper-questionnaires could be reduced considerably from 37.4 per cent in 2011 to 0.1 per cent in 2018. Since 2018 electronic reporting is limited to the web-based eQuest-Web. The use of electronic devices simplifies the reporting process considerably leading to lower response burden.