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Industrial local units with three or more persons engaged had a gross output of € 98,702m in 2001 and a net output of € 56,407m, the detailed Census of Industrial production 2001 released by the Central Statistics Office today reveals. The gross output was up 4% on the 2000 figure and the net output increased by 3%.

Employment in industrial local units decreased by 4,157 to 268,433. A total of € 7,504m was paid in wages and salaries in the year. Early estimates for 2001 were published in April 2003 while summary information for 2001 was published in a provisional release in July 2003.

Other results for Industrial Local Units

  • Just over 37% of the output of Irish owned manufacturing firms was exported compared to 93% for foreign owned firms, 32% of the value of materials purchased by Irish owned firms was imported compared to 79% for foreign owned firms;
  • The gross output of Irish owned manufacturing firms decreased to € 19,402m - 21% of gross output compared to 22% in 2000. The numbers employed in the Irish owned manufacturing firms decreased by 5,443 to 127,223.

Main results for Industrial Enterprises

  • Total turnover of 4,870 enterprises covered was € 105,696m;
  • Purchases of goods and services amounted to € 70,240m;
  • Persons engaged totalled 264,176;
  • Labour costs in the year amounted to € 8,927m, of which wages and salaries accounted for € 7,365m.

The Census of Industrial Production 2001 report presents a detailed picture (for both local units and enterprises) of the structure and activity of industry in 2001. Short-term indicators of trends in industrial production, turnover, employment and earnings, stocks and capital assets are published regularly to monitor current developments.


The publication can be purchased from:

The Central Statistics Office, Information Section, Skehard Road, Cork.
The Government Publications Sales Office, Sun Alliance House, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
Price: € 20.00


For further information contact:

Patsy King (021) 453 5502 or
Gerry Brett (021) 453 5541
Results, Analysis and Publications Section
Industry Division
Phone: LoCall 1890 313 414,(021) 453 5000 or (01) 498 4000
Fax: (021) 453 5553


28 May 2004