The purpose of the statistics is to give detailed information about the input structure of industrial production. The input measured is raw and auxiliary materials used in the processing and production of commodities, packing materials, and purchases of services. The data are divided by detailed industrial groups (NACE-groups).
The main use of the survey is in the National Accounts.
The survey describes the use of raw materials, semi-manufactured products, intermediary products, purchase of services, and packing costs in the production of industrial commodities.
The statistics are distributed to groups of industries.
The reported data are validated and aggregated. In addition, imputations are made for non-response. But there is no grossing up, and the published figures cover only the covered enterprises (at least 50 employees).
The most important user of the statistics is the National Accounts, but they are also used in research and for analytical purposes.
The statistics have a reasonable quality concerning the description of purchases by the covered enterprises, i.e. enterprises with at least 50 employees. It can be considered a lack in quality that purchases by smaller enterprises are not included, as these purchases are presumably different from purchases of the largest enterprises.
The statistics are published mid-March, i.e. 10.5 months after the end of the reference period. Punctuality is very high.
The statistics are comparable since 2002, as no significant changes have been made since then.
The statistics are published in StatBank Denmark.