Main changes in Intrastat 2018

Statistical thresholds

In 2018, the statistical threshold for the dispatches of goods, above which Intrastat data should be submitted, is 130,000 euros (the same as in 2017). It means that in 2018, Intrastat data have to be submitted by those enterprises whose turnover of dispatched goods to the European Union countries exceeded 130,000 euros in 2017. If enterprises exceed the statistical threshold in 2018, they will also have to submit Intrastat data. The statistical threshold for the arrivals of goods is 230,000 euros (in 2017, it was 200,000 euros).

Changes in classifications

In Intrastat questionnaire for 2018, commodity codes have to be marked according to the Combined Nomenclature of 2018. An overview of the new codes, deleted codes and correspondence table can be found in the document “Changes in Combined Nomenclature in 2018”. In the Combined Nomenclature of 2018, there are 27 changes: 11 codes have been deleted and 16 new codes and 5 reused codes have been added.

Electronic reporting

In 2018, the data can still be submitted using Statistics Estonia’s program Intrastat.xls. Enterprises using Intrastat.xls have to download the updated classifications (commodity codes and currency exchange rates). If an enterprise already has the program version 2.282, it is advisable that only the updated classifications are downloaded, and if it is an older version or the program is used for the first time, the full package including all classifications is downloaded.

Since the beginning of 2018, eSTAT online environment enables uploading data in Excel format.
At the latest from February 2018, it is possible to upload to eSTAT questionnaires with a large number of entries. There is currently a limit of up to 1,000 entries, but starting from February at least 30,000 entries are allowed.
It will also become easier for declarant companies to submit data for reporting companies in eSTAT. Declarant companies will be issued company-specific passwords, which will free enterprises from managing declarants and make it easier for declarants to send company reports.

Starting in 2018, Intrastat data can be uploaded to eSTAT also in Instat.xml format.