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Date Last Updated: 14-04-2020

Survey Name:

Capital Assets in Industry

Survey purpose:

The purpose of the Quarterly Accounts Survey is to collect data on the stocks and assets of industrial firms for publication in the releases “Industrial Stocks” and “Capital Assets in Industry”. These releases are short-term indicators for the annual Census of Industrial Production (CIP).

Legislative Basis National:

The Quarterly Accounts Inquiry is conducted under the provisions of the Statistics (Business Accounts Surveys) Order, 2016 (S.I. No. 501 of 2016) and European Communities (Statistics) (Business Accounts Surveys) Regulation 2006 (S.I. No. 247 of 2006).

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable



Statistical Population:

The survey population is made up of all industrial enterprises with 20+ employees in NACE sectors 05-39. The register is the CSO’s Central Business Register.

Sampling Frame:

The sampling frame released by the Central Business Register (CBR) once a year is used for the Quarterly Accounts Inquiry to Industry survey. A census of all industrial enterprises (NACE 05-39) with 20+ employees is then taken from the file in the first quarter of each year.

Reference Area:

Republic of Ireland

Time Coverage:

2008 to 2020

Base Period:

Sector Coverage:

NACE 05-39 All industries NACE 05-33 Transportable Goods Industries NACE 10-33 Manufacturing Industries

Survey Size:


Principal Variables:

Changes in Capital Assets

Principal External Users:

National Accounts, government Departments, Eurostat, IMF

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Barry Kelleher (+353) 21 453 5208 Business

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Lillian Tobin

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000