Economic accounts for agriculture (aact)

National Reference Metadata in ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Compiling agency: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

Time Dimension: 2017-50

Data Provider: DE1

Data Flow: COSAEA_NEQ_5


Eurostat metadata
Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Statistical presentation
3. Statistical processing
4. Quality management
5. Relevance
6. Accuracy and reliability
7. Timeliness and punctuality
8. Coherence and comparability
9. Accessibility and clarity
10. Cost and Burden
11. Confidentiality
12. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)
 



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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

1.2. Contact organisation unit

Referat 424

1.5. Contact mail address

Referat 424 – Landwirtschaftliche Statistik, Berichte

Bundesinformationszentrum Landwirtschaft (BZL) in der Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

Deichmanns Aue 29

53179 Bonn


2. Statistical presentation Top
2.1. Data description

Main characteristics

2.1.1 Describe shortly the main characteristics of the statistics  

The Economic Accounts for Agriculture (EAA) provide detailed information on income in the agricultural sector. The purpose is to analyse the production process of the agricultural industry and the primary income generated by this production. The accounts are therefore based on the industry concept. The EAA accounts are detailed data on value of output (producer prices and basic prices), intermediate consumption, subsidies and taxes, consumption of fixed capital, rent and interests, capital formation etc. The values are in current as well as in constant prices. Agricultural Labour Input (ALI) and Unit Values (UV) are an integrated part of the overall concept of Economic Accounts for Agriculture.


Reference period

2.1.2 Reference period of the data collection 

2017

2.1.3 Is the reference period based on the calendar year starting January 1st and ending December 31st? Yes
2.1.4 If No, please specify


National legislation

2.1.5 Is there a national legislation covering these statistics?  Yes
If Yes, please answer all the following questions.  
2.1.6 Name of the national legislation 

Agrarstatistikgesetz in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 17. Dezember 2009 (BGBl. I S. 3886), das zuletzt durch Artikel 1 des Gesetzes vom 5. Dezember 2014 (BGBl. I S. 1975) geändert worden ist.

Gesetz über die Statistik im Produzierenden Gewerbe (ProdGewStatG) in der Fassung der Bekanntmachung vom 21. März 2002 (BGBl. I S. 1181), das zuletzt durch Artikel 4 des Gesetzes vom 17. März 2009 (BGBl. I S. 550) geändert worden ist.

Außenhandelsstatistikgesetz in der im Bundesgesetzblatt Teil III, Gliederungsnummer 7402-1, veröffentlichten bereinigten Fassung, das zuletzt durch Artikel 116 des Gesetzes vom 29. März 2017 (BGBl. I S. 626) geändert worden ist.

1. Fleischgesetz-Durchführungsverordnung vom 12. November 2008 (BGBl. I S. 2186), die zuletzt durch Artikel 6 der Verordnung vom 17. Juni 2014 (BGBl. I S. 793) geändert worden ist.

Marktordnungswaren-Meldeverordnung vom 24. November 1999 (BGBl. I S. 2286), die durch Artikel 1 der Verordnung vom 7. Februar 2018 (BGBl. I S. 192) geändert worden ist

Allgemeine Verwaltungsvorschrift zur Durchführung der Besonderen Ernteermittlung (BEE-Durchführungs-VwV) vom 23. Juli 1997 (BAnz S. 10145).

Landwirtschaftsgesetz (LwG) vom 05. September 1955, BGBl. I S. 565, zuletzt geändert durch das Gesetz zur Änderung der gesetzlichen Berichtspflichten im Zuständigkeitsbereich des Bundesministeriums für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft vom 20. Dezember 2007 (BGBl. I S. 2936).

Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1217/2009 des Rates vom 30. November 2009 zur Bildung eines Informationsnetzes landwirtschaftlicher Buchführungen über die Einkommenslage und die betriebswirtschaftlichen Verhältnisse landwirtschaftlicher Betriebe in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft, ABl. EG Nr. L 328 vom 15.12.2009, S. 27, zuletzt geändert durch Verordnung (EU) Nr. 1318/2013 des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 22. Oktober 2013 (ABl. L 340 vom 17.12.2013, S. 1).

2.1.7 Link to the national legislation 

http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de

2.1.8 Responsible organisation for the national legislation 

Regierung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

2.1.9 Year of entry into force of the national legislation 

See 2.1.6

2.1.10 Please indicate which variables required under EU regulation are not covered by national legislation, if any.

Market prices for grain, oilseed, other seeds, vegetables, fruit.

2.1.11 Please indicate which national definitions differ from those in the EU regulation, if any. 

None.

2.1.12 Is there a legal obligation for respondents to reply?  Yes


Additional comments on data description

2.2. Classification system

The EAA is an integral part of the European system of accounts and therefore for their compilation the Eurostat's general classification of economic activities, NACE Rev. 2, is used.

2.3. Coverage - sector

EAA cover the Agricultural sector.

2.4. Statistical concepts and definitions

One of the principal objectives of the EAA is to measure agricultural income and changes therein.
The three agricultural income indicators can be described as follows:
Indicator A: index of the real income of factors in agriculture per AWU
Indicator B: index of real net agricultural entrepreneurial income, per non-salaried AWU
Indicator C: net entrepreneurial income of agriculture

2.5. Statistical unit

In order to analyse flows generated by the production process and the use of goods and services, it is necessary to select units which emphasise relationships of a technico-economic kind. This requirement means that as a rule institutional units must be partitioned into smaller and more homogeneous units with regard to the kind of production. Local kind-of-activity units (local KAUs) are intended to meet this requirement as a first but practically-oriented operational approach

2.6. Statistical population

The agricultural holding, which is the unit currently used for statistical studies of agriculture (censuses, surveys of the structure of agricultural holdings), is the local KAU most appropriate to the agricultural industry.In addition to agricultural holdings, the agricultural industry comprises units made up of groups of producers (e.g. cooperatives) which produce wine and olive oil and specialised units which provide machines, material and labour for the performance of contract work.

2.7. Reference area
2.7.1 Geographical area covered

The entire territory of the country.

2.7.2 Which special Member State territories are included?

Büsingen am Hochrhein, Helgoland

2.8. Coverage - Time

Calender year.

2.9. Base period

n-1.


3. Statistical processing Top
3.1. Source data

Overall summary

3.1.1 Total number of different data sources used

13

The breakdown is as follows: 
3.1.2 Total number of sources of the type "Census"

0

3.1.3 Total number of sources of the type "Sample survey"

0

3.1.4 Total number of sources of the type "Administrative source"

6

3.1.5 Total number of sources of the type "Experts"

2

3.1.6 Total number of sources of the type "Other sources"

5


Census

If there is a specific census conducted in your country to collect data exclusively for the EAA please describe it in this part. For other data sources please use table 3.1 in the annexed Excel file. If metadata already exist just provide the name of the data source. 
3.1.7 Name/Title
3.1.8 Name of Organisation responsible
3.1.9 Main scope
3.1.10 List used to build the frame
3.1.11 Any possible threshold values
3.1.12 Population size
3.1.13 Additional comments


Sample survey

If there is a specific survey conducted in your country to collect data exclusively for the EAA please describe it in this part. For other data sources please use table 3.1. If metadata already exist just provide the name of the data source.(e.g. FSS, Crop production, Animal production, Prices in Agriculture) 
3.1.14 Name/Title
3.1.15 Name of Organisation responsible
3.1.16 Main scope
3.1.17 List used to build the frame
3.1.18 Any possible threshold values
3.1.19 Population size
3.1.20 Sample size
3.1.21 Sampling basis
3.1.22 If Other, please specify
3.1.23 Type of sample design
3.1.24 If Other, please specify
3.1.25 If Stratified, number of strata
3.1.26 If Stratified, stratification criteria
3.1.27 If Other, please specify
3.1.28 Additional comments


Administrative source

If there is a specific administrative source in your country witch provide data exclusively for the EAA please describe it in this part. For other administrative sources please use table 3.1. If metadata already exist just provide the name of the data source. 
3.1.29 Name/Title
3.1.30 Name of Organisation responsible
3.1.31 Contact information (email and phone)
3.1.32 Main administrative scope
3.1.33 Geospatial Coverage
3.1.34 Update frequency
3.1.35 Legal basis
3.1.36 Are you able to access directly to the micro data?
3.1.37 Are you able to check the plausibility of the data, namely by contacting directly the units?
3.1.38 How would you assess the proximity of the definitions and concepts (including statistical units) used in the administrative source with those required in the EU regulation?
3.1.39 Please list the main differences between the administrative source and the statistical definitions and concepts
3.1.40 Is a different threshold used in the administrative source and statistical data?
3.1.41 If Yes, please specify
3.1.42 Additional comments


Experts

If there is a specific expert source in your country witch provide data exclusively for the EAA please describe it in this part. For other expert sources please use table 3.1. If metadata already exist just provide the name of the data source.
3.1.43 Name/Title
3.1.44 Primary purpose
3.1.45 Legal basis
3.1.46 Update frequency
3.1.47 Expert data supplier
3.1.48 If Other, please specify
3.1.49 How would you assess the quality of those data?
3.1.50 Additional comments


Other sources

If there is more than one other statistical activity, please describe the main one below and the additional ones in table 3.1 of the annexed Excel file 
3.1.51 Name/Title
3.1.52 Name of Organisation
3.1.53 Primary purpose
3.1.54 Data type
3.1.55 If Other, please specify
3.1.56 How would you assess the quality of those data?
3.1.57 Additional comments

 

3.2. Frequency of data collection

Annual

3.3. Data collection

Census

If there is a specific census conducted in your country to collect data exclusively for the EAA please describe the method of data collection in this part. For other data sources please use table 3.3. If metadata alredy exist just provide the name of the data source. 
3.3.1 Name/Title
3.3.2 Methods of data collection
3.3.3 If Other, please specify
3.3.4 If face-to-face or telephone interview, which method is used?
3.3.5 Data entry method, if paper questionnaires?
3.3.6 Please annex the questionnaire used (if very long: please provide the hyperlink)
3.3.7 Additional comments


Sample survey

If there is a specific survay conducted in your country to collect data exclusively for the EAA please describe the method of data collection in this part.For other data sources please use table 3.3. If metadata alredy exist just provide the name of the data source. 
3.3.8 Name/Title
3.3.9 Methods of data collection
3.3.10 If Other, please specify
3.3.11 If face-to-face or telephone interview, which method is used?
3.3.12 Data entry method, if paper questionnaires?
3.3.13 Please annex the questionnaire used (if very long: please provide the hyperlink)
3.3.14 Additional comments


Administrative source

If there is a specific administrative source in your country to collect data exclusively for the EAA please describe the metod of data collection in this part.For other data sources please use table 3.3. If metadata alredy exist just provide the name of the data source. 
3.3.15 Name/Title
3.3.16 Extraction date
3.3.17 How easy is it to get access to the data?
3.3.18 Data transfer method
3.3.19 Additional comments


Experts

If there is a specific expert source in your country witch provide data exclusively for the EAA please describe the metod of data collection in this part. For other expert sources please use table 3.3. If metadata alredy exist just provide the name of the data source.
3.3.20 Name/Title
3.3.21 Methods of data collection
3.3.22 Additional comments
3.4. Data validation
3.4.1 Which kind of data validation measures are in place? Manual
3.4.2 What do they target? Consistency
3.4.3 If Other, please specify

Time series comparison, checksums

Copy errors

3.5. Data compilation
3.5.1 Describe the data compilation process

Collection of the data from all sources, c&p of values from source to compilation table, validation of the results, discussion of the results with national experts, submitting the results to Eurostat, publication of the results.

3.5.2 Additional comments
3.6. Adjustment

None.


4. Quality management Top
4.1. Quality assurance
4.1.1 Is there a quality management system used in the organisation? Yes
4.1.2 If yes, how is it implemented?

Work in progress. Supported by DESTATIS.

4.1.3 Has a peer review been carried out? No
4.1.4 If Yes, which were the main conclusions?
4.1.5 What quality improvements are foreseen? Other
4.1.6 If Other, please specify

Work in progress.

4.1.7 Additional comments
4.2. Quality management - assessment

Development since the last quality report

4.2.1 Overall quality Stable
4.2.2 Relevance Stable
4.2.3 Accuracy and reliability Stable
4.2.4 Timeliness and punctuality Stable
4.2.5 Comparability Stable
4.2.6 Coherence Stable
4.2.7 Additional comments

None.


5. Relevance Top
5.1. Relevance - User Needs
5.1.1 If certain user needs are not met, please specify which and why

User needs are met.

5.1.2 Please specify any plans to satisfy needs more completely in the future
5.1.3 Additional comments
5.2. Relevance - User Satisfaction
5.2.1 Has a user satisfaction survey been conducted? No
If Yes, please answer all the following questions 
5.2.2 Year of the user satisfaction survey
5.2.3 How satisfied were the users?
5.2.4 Additional comments
5.3. Completeness
5.3.1 Data completeness - rate

100 %.

5.3.2 If not complete, which characteristics are missing?
5.3.3 Additional comments


6. Accuracy and reliability Top
6.1. Accuracy - overall
6.1.1 How good is the accuracy? Very good
6.1.2 What are the main factors lowering the accuracy? Other
6.1.3 If Other, please specify

None.

6.1.4 Additional comments

None.

6.2. Sampling error
6.2.1. Sampling error - indicators
6.3. Non-sampling error
6.3.1. Coverage error
6.3.1.1. Over-coverage - rate
6.3.1.2. Common units - proportion
6.3.2. Measurement error
6.3.3. Non response error
6.3.3.1. Unit non-response - rate
6.3.3.2. Item non-response - rate
6.3.4. Processing error
6.3.4.1. Imputation - rate
6.3.5. Model assumption error
6.4. Seasonal adjustment
6.5. Data revision - policy

Work in progress.

6.6. Data revision - practice
6.6.1 Data revision - average size

From 2010 to n-1, all variables have been revised.

6.6.2 Were data revisions due to conceptual changes (e.g. new definitions)  carried out since the last quality report? No
6.6.3 What was the main reason for the revisions?

Rebuilding the files for calculation. Hints and questions of users.

6.6.4 How do you evaluate the impact of the revisions? Important
6.6.5 Additional comments


7. Timeliness and punctuality Top
7.1. Timeliness
7.1.1 When were  the first  results for the reference period published?

30th of November. Eurostat deadline.

7.1.2 When were  the final results for the reference period published?

30th of September. Eurostat deadline.

7.1.3 Reasons for possible long production times?
7.2. Punctuality
7.2.1 Were data released nationally according to a pre-announced schedule (Release Calendar)? No
7.2.2 If Yes, were data released on the target date?
7.2.3 If No, reasons for delays?
7.2.4 Number of days between the national release date of data and the target date


8. Coherence and comparability Top
8.1. Comparability - geographical

To be assessed by Eurostat

8.1.1. Asymmetry for mirror flow statistics - coefficient
8.2. Comparability - over time
8.2.1 Length of comparable time series

Beginning 2010 after revision.

8.2.2 Have there been major breaks in the time series? No
8.2.3 If Yes, please specify the year of break and the reason
8.2.4 Additional comments
8.3. Coherence - cross domain
8.3.1 With which other national data sources have the data been compared?

First estimates are compared with the results of Deutscher Bauernverband every november.

8.3.2 Describe briefly the results of comparisons

Discussion of the results of first estimates with an expert of Deutscher Bauernverband every november. Possible adjustment of estimates.

8.3.3 If no comparisons have been made, explain why
8.3.4 Additional comments
8.4. Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics
8.5. Coherence - National Accounts

Use of EAA-data in NA calculations

Are EAA used by NA as data source for Group 01 Degree of implication Please describe briefly the reasons
Output Main source used

Output calculations are mostly carried out by EAA. NA adopt these results and add own calculations.

Intermediate consumption Main source used

Intermediate consumption calculations are mostly carried out by EAA. NA adopt these results and add own calculations.

Fixed capital consumption Not used

Calculations are carried out by NA and adopted by EAA.

Compensation of employees Not used

Own data sources and calculations in NA.

Taxes Secondary source used

One variable from EAA (other taxes on production) used as structural information.

Subsidies Not used

Own data sources and calculations in NA.

Rents Main source used

Calculations are carried out by EAA and adopted by NA.

Interest Not used

Calculations are carried out by NA and adopted by EAA.

Gross fixed capital formation Secondary source used

Two variables from EAA (GFCF in animals, GFCF in plantations) used.

Labour input Not used

Own data sources and calculations in NA.


Use of NA-data in EAA calculations

Are NA used as data source for EAA Degree of implication  Please describe briefly the reasons 
Output Not used

Calculations are carried out by EAA.

Intermediate consumption Not used

Calculations are carried out by EAA.

Fixed capital consumption Only source used

Calculations are carried out by NA and adopted by EAA.

Compensation of employees Not used

Calculation based on Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN).

Taxes Not used

Calculation based on Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN).

Subsidies Not used

Calculation based on Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN).

Rents Not used

Calculation based on Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN).

Interest Only source used

No other source.

Gross fixed capital formation Main source used

Most variables from NA. Two variables calculated by EAA (GFCF in animals, GFCF in plantations) and adopted by NA.

Labour input Not used

Special calculation by Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture based on FADN-data and other sources.

8.6. Coherence - internal


9. Accessibility and clarity Top
9.1. Dissemination format - News release
9.1.1 Do you publish a news release? Yes
9.1.2 If Yes, please provide a link

www.bmel-statistik.de, www.ble.de

9.2. Dissemination format - Publications
9.2.1 Do you produce a paper publication? No
9.2.2 If Yes, is there an English version?
9.2.3 Do you produce an electronic publication? Yes
9.2.4 If Yes, is there an English version? No
9.2.5 Please provide a link

www.bmel-statistik.de, www.ble.de

9.3. Dissemination format - online database
9.3.1 Data tables - consultations

Excel-files with important variables.

9.3.2 Is an on-line database accessible to users? No
9.3.3 Please provide a link

www.bmel-statistik.de

9.4. Dissemination format - microdata access
9.4.1 Are micro-data accessible to users? No
9.4.2 Please provide a link
9.5. Dissemination format - other
9.6. Documentation on methodology
9.6.1 Are national reference metadata files available? No
9.6.2 Please provide a link
9.6.3 Are methodological papers available? No
9.6.4 Please provide a link
9.6.5 Is a handbook available? No
9.6.6 Please provide a link
9.7. Quality management - documentation
9.7.1 Metadata completeness - rate

Work in progress.

9.7.2 Metadata - consultations

Work in progress.

9.7.3 Is a quality report available? No
9.7.4 Please provide a link


10. Cost and Burden Top
10.1 Efficiency gains if compared to the previous quality report Other
10.2 If Other, please specify

Work in progress. First report.

10.3 Burden reduction measures since the previous quality report Other
10.4 If Other, please specify

Work in progress. First report.


11. Confidentiality Top
11.1. Confidentiality - policy
11.1.1 Are confidential data transmitted to Eurostat? No
11.1.2 If yes, are they confidential in the sense of Reg. (EC) 223/2009?
11.1.3 Describe the data confidentiality policy in place
11.2. Confidentiality - data treatment
11.2.1 Describe the procedures for ensuring confidentiality during dissemination

In result tables are no confidential data.

11.2.2 Additional comments


12. Comment Top


Annexes:
Annex Table 3.1


Related metadata Top


Annexes Top
Annex Table 3.1
Data source