Main changes in Intrastat 2017

Statistical thresholds

In 2017, the statistical threshold for the dispatches of goods, above which Intrastat data should be submitted, is 130,000 euros (the same as in 2016). It means that in 2017, Intrastat data have to be submitted by those enterprises whose turnover of dispatched goods to the European Union countries exceeded 130,000 euros in 2016. If enterprises exceed the statistical threshold in 2017, they will also have to submit the Intrastat data. The statistical threshold for the arrivals of goods is 200,000 euros (in 2016, it was also 200,000 euros).

Changes in classifications

In the Intrastat questionnaire for 2017, commodity codes have to be marked according to the Combined Nomenclature of 2017. An overview of the new codes, deleted codes and correspondences between the codes for the current and previous year can be found in the document “Changes in Combined Nomenclature in 2017”. In the Combined Nomenclature of 2017, there are 1260 changes: 573 codes have been deleted and 687 new codes have been added.

Electronic reporting

Enterprises that submit the data using Statistics Estonia’s program Intrastat.xls have to download the updated classifications (commodity codes and currency exchange rates). If an enterprise already has the program, it is advisable that only the updated classifications are downloaded, and if it is being used for the first time, the full package is downloaded, which includes all classifications.

Starting in 2017, the online environment eSTAT features two Intrastat questionnaires: 120417 Intrastat. Arrivals 2017 and 120317 Intrastat. Dispatches 2017.

Starting in 2017, Intrastat data can be uploaded to eSTAT also in Instat.xml format.