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Date Last Updated: 14-04-2020

Survey Name:

Production in Building and Construction Index

Survey purpose:

The quarterly Production in Building and Construction Index provides quarterly statistics on output in the sector. The index monitors trends in the value and the volume of production in building and construction. The primary purpose of the index is to measure changes in value added at constant prices. The principal difference between the value and volume indices is that the volume index traces the quantitative volume of production (i.e. effect of price changes excluded) each quarter.

Legislative Basis National:

The survey is carried out in accordance with the Statistics (Quarterly Survey on Construction) Order 2017, Number 73 made under the 1993 Statistics Act.

Legislative Basis European:

The statistics are also required for EU comparisons under Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 and amended by Regulation (EC) No. 1893/2006.



Statistical Population:

All Enterprises

Sampling Frame:

The sampling frame is the CSO Central Business Register of enterprises

Reference Area:

Construction occurring in Ireland

Time Coverage:


Base Period:


Sector Coverage:

Enterprises engaged in Nace Rev 2 divisions 41, 42 and 43

Survey Size:

2400 companies

Principal Variables:

Nature of Business, Numbers Engaged, Value of Construction work done for Residential, Non-residential and Civil engineering works.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Government, Economists.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Sorcha O'Callaghan

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Deirdre O'Connor
Miriam O'Reilly

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000