The net selling value of products manufactured and sold by Irish industrial enterprises in 2013 was up 4.6% on 2012 levels to €89.9 billion. The principle reasons for this jump were the values of Basic pharmaceutical products and preparations increased 7.2% from €27.1 billion in 2012 to €29.0 billion in 2013. Food products also reported a yearly increase of 6.7% from €17.7 billion in 2012 to €18.9 billion in 2013. The value of Computer, electronic, optical and electrical equipment declined by 8.8% from €10.6 billion in 2012 to €9.6 billion in 2013.
In 2013, the Food and Beverages sector accounted for €21.5 billion or 23.9% of all Irish product sales while the Computer, electronic, optical and Electrical equipment product sales amounted to €9.6 billion or 10.7% of all Irish product sales for the same period.
Details of EU aggregates and individual member state data can be found on the Eurostat website at:
Available data for 2012 for the EU-27 show that Chemical and Pharmaceutical products accounted for 11.7% of the value of all EU product sales, whereas in Ireland, the same sector accounted for 43.7% of the value of all products (almost 45% in 2013).
The value of Food and Beverages products in the EU accounted for 18.7% of all product sales, whereas in Ireland, the Food and beverage sector accounted for 23.3% of all product sales in 2012 (almost 24% in 2013).
The Central Statistics Office today published results of the 2013 PRODCOM inquiry on its website at
PRODCOM is the European Union’s standard classification of production statistics. It contains nearly 3,800 products, of which approximately 41.4% are produced and/or sold by industrial enterprises based in Ireland. Its scope relates to the NACE activity codes from 07 to 33.
The business activity classifications used in this Statistical release are based on the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community i.e. NACE Rev. 2.
For further information contact:
Gerard Doolan, Statistician (021 453 5130)
Mary Duggan (021 453 5584)
Structural Business Statistics: Results, Analysis & Publications
Central Statistics Office
Phone: LoCall 1890 313 414, (021) 453 5000 or (01) 498 4000
Fax: (021) 453 5553
E- mail: SBS_RAP@cso.ie
Central Statistics Office 18 July 2014
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