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Date Last Updated: 24-09-2020

Survey Name:

Census of Industrial Production

Survey purpose:

The Census of Industrial Production comprises two separate but closely related annual inquiries, namely: (i) the Census of Industrial Enterprises covers those enterprises which are wholly or primarily engaged in industrial production (ii) the Census of Industrial Local Units which covers all industrial local units

Legislative Basis National:

Statistics (Structural Business Inquiries) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 572 of 2017)

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 concerning Structural Business Statistics



Statistical Population:

All Enterprises wholly or primarily engaged in industrial production

Sampling Frame:

Central register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:

State, Regional and County

Time Coverage:

1991 - 2018

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

All enterprises whose activity is coded to NACE Rev 2 05 - 39

Survey Size:

3,800 enterprises were surveyed out of a total population of 18,800 enterprises

Principal Variables:

Turnover, Gross Value Added, Purchases, Stocks, Capital Assets, Employment and Earnings

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Government, Economists, Researcher and internal users

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Grace Tyrrell

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Noel Ryan, Deirdre O'Connor, Miriam O'Reilly

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000