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Date Last Updated: 27-04-2017

Survey Name:

International Sourcing Survey

Survey purpose:

The survey provides information on the level and pattern of international sourcing in the Irish business economy.

Legislative Basis National:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

Not applicable


Ad hoc

Statistical Population:

All enterprises with 100+ employees

Sampling Frame:

Central register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:

2009 - 2011

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

NACE Rev.2 Section B to N excluding K (Financial Services)

Survey Size:

1260 enterprises

Principal Variables:

Rate of international sourcing among large Irish enterprises, type of enterprises engaged in international sourcing, the rate of international sourcing by business function and sector, destination for international sourcing, the motivation and barriers to international sourcing.

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Researchers, Government departments

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Keith McSweeney

Contact Person Function:

Senior Statistician

Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000