Definition: Early reporter
With reference to the use of administrative data for statistical purposes, an administrative unit that submitted a statement (e.g. VAT return, Social security declaration, etc.) in advance of the set deadline, and whose data have been consequently used to produce preliminary estimates.
European Statistical System (ESS), "Admin Data Glossary. Definitions adopted for certain terms related to the use of administrative data for producing business statistics", ESSnet Admin Data (Overview of MSs’ Existing Practices in the Uses of Administrative Data for Business Statistics), Deliverable 1.1, 2013