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The supply and use tables for 2006, published today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), provide a detailed picture of the transactions of goods and services in the economy. They highlight the inter-industry flows that lie behind the national accounts main aggregates such as operating surplus, wages & salaries and external trade movements. These tables
show that, of the 53 detailed industries1 distinguished, the sectors with the largest contributions to Gross Value Added (GVA) in 2006 were construction (€15.9 billion, 10.3% of GVA)2 and real estate services (€11.8 billion, 7.7% of GVA)3.


The sectors that had the highest profits (net operating surplus) were the manufacture of chemical products4, real estate services and construction. The profits of the manufacturers of chemicals were €9.2 billion in 2006. The corresponding amounts for the real estate services sector, which includes imputed rent in respect of owner-occupied dwellings, were
€7.8 billion and for construction, €5.1 billion. Other sectors that had high net operating surplus include financial intermediation services and wholesale trade.

Wages & Salaries

Construction contributed by far the most of the industrial sectors in terms of compensation of employees (€10.3billion). The sectors with the highest aggregate compensation of employees were health and social work services, education, public administration and business services.

1Appendix B: Classification of industry by NACE Rev.1, as defined in European System of Accounts(ESA)
2Nace 45
3Nace 70
4Nace 24

For copies of the publication contact:

The Central Statistics Office, Information Section, Skehard Road, Cork.
The Government Publications Sales Office,Sun Alliance House,Molesworth Street,Dublin 2.
Price: €12
Copies can be downloaded from the CSO website

For further information contact:

Michael Brennan on 01-498 4322. LoCall 1890 313 414 extension 4322. email


Central Statistics Office                                                                        23 February 2010


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