Reporting external trade in services

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Purpose of the survey

The purpose of the survey is to collect data for analysis of Norwegian enterprises' economic relations with abroad. Such information on Norwegian enterprises' economic relations with other countries is crucial for Norway's balance of payments, and to meet national and international reporting obligations to institutions as Norges Bank, Eurostat, IMF, OECD and the UN.

The survey is conducted on a quarterly basis and the sample consists of a representative selection of the largest enterprises that are included as a "real choice", while a variety of smaller and medium-sized enterprises are included in what we call the "random sample". If you have problems about the survey or on how to fill in the form contact us by phone: (+47) 62 88 56 32 or send email to tjenestehandel@ssb.no.


Changes in reporting

Reporting for the year 2016 (and previous periods) took place via Statistics Norway's own reporting channel (Idun). Starting with the reporting period 01/01 to 03/31/17 (Q1-2017) the reporting shall take place vi ALTINN. This will mean that enterprises (rapporteurs) should access this reporting form via the message box in Altinn together with other reporting obligations. Note that you must have been assigned proper role in Altinn giving rights to answer forms. In case of problems, see help at www.altinn.no, or conract Altinn user help - (+47) 75 00 60 00.

Data can also be reported on attachments via Altinn. Enterprises who would prefer this solution should contact support external trade in services tjenestehandel@ssb.no .  

Reporting will be restructured to be based on periodic figures (figures for each quarter; January 1 - March 31 (1Q), April 1 - June 30 (2Q), July 1 - September 30 (3Q) and October 1 - December 31 (4Q)). The right to refrain from specifying the trade by country in the reports for 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter will cease. Similarly, intragroup trade in services (for enterprises that have a parent company, subsidiary, etc. abroad) should be included in each reporting period.

 Data from the report for the 4th quarter the previous year, and the previous reports this year (type of service - country - amount) will appear in the form. Hopefully this would make it easier to fill in the report.

Because of requirements from the Ministry of Finance for rapid publication of figures we need to reduce the response time for this investigation to 25 days after the end of each quarter. Former deadline was 30 days after the end of the reporting period.

Reporting calendar 2017

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