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Date Last Updated: 28-08-2017

Survey Name:

Wholesale Price Index

Survey purpose:

Collection of Producer and Wholesale Prices for calculation of indices published in a monthly release. The indices are used as a short-term indicator of the business cycle. Some of these indices are required as deflator of industrial production by National Accounts. Some indices are used for contractual purposes in the construction industry.

Legislative Basis National:

Statistics (Prices) Order, 2014 (S.I. No. 505 of 2014)

Legislative Basis European:

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1165/98

Periodicity:

Monthly

Statistical Population:

Local Units in Nace Rev. 2 Divisions 05-33.

Sampling Frame:

Sample is drawn from all local units, stratified on the basis of Nace Rev. 2 Division, in the Census of Industrial Population.

Reference Area:

State

Time Coverage:

2000-2016

Base Period:

2010=100

Sector Coverage:

Local Units in Nace Rev. 2 Divisions 05-33.

Survey Size:

Approximately 1,300 Companies with 7,000 products

Principal Variables:

Prices collected monthly unless items are changed in which case new product description and terms of sale are collected

Principal External Users:

National Accounts, Eurostat, Government, Economists, contractors in building and construction industry

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Tony Kelleher

Contact Person Function:

Statistician

Other Business Area Specialists:

Christina Moriarty

Contact email:

wpi@cso.ie

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000