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Date Last Updated: 16-05-2023

Survey Name:

Environmental Expenditure Survey

Survey purpose:

The purpose of this survey is to determine the annual expenditure by enterprises in Ireland on protecting the environment in 2021, in order to meet EU and national needs for these statistics.

Legislative Basis National:

This survey is conducted under the Statistics (Environmental Expenditure Survey) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 302 of 2018), which was made under the Statistics Act, 1993.

Legislative Basis European:

The information requested in this survey is needed to satisfy commitments under EU Regulation No. 691/2011, as amended by Regulation No. 538/2014, on environmental-economic accounts.



Statistical Population:

Irish enterprises in NACE Rev. 2 Sectors A-U

Sampling Frame:

Business Register

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Sector Coverage:

Enterprises in NACE Rev. 2 Sectors A-U

Survey Size:

Approximately 5,000 enterprises

Principal Variables:

Capital and current expenditure by Irish businesses in 2021 on environmental protection activities (as outlined in the CEPA 2000 classification), and capital and current expenditure by Irish businesses in 2021 on resource management activities (as outlined in the CReMA classification).

Principal External Users:


Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Environment Statistics

Contact Person:

Niamh Shanahan & Linh Nolan

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 1 498 4000