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)
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Central Statistics Office 23 February 2010
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