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Date Last Updated: 30-07-2020

Survey Name:

Outward Foreign Affiliates Statistics

Survey purpose:

To provide information on how businesses are expanding internationally. The results of the surveys will provide important information on the impact of foreign controlled enterprises in the EU economy.

Legislative Basis National:

Statistics (Outward Foreign Affiliates) Order 2017

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EC) No 716/2007 on Community Statistics on the Structure and Activity of Foreign Affiliates



Statistical Population:

Enterprises in NACE Rev.2 sections B to S (excluding O)

Sampling Frame:

Central Register of all businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

Enterprises in NACE Rev.2 sections B to S (excluding O)

Survey Size:

Approx 1895 Enterprises surveyed

Principal Variables:

Activity and location of ownership of the surveyed enterprises plus details of foreign affiliates controlled by those enterprises. These include: name of the affiliate, country in which it is located, activity of the affiliate, share in registered capital of foreign affiliate owned by the surveyed unit, turnover of the foreign affiliate and number of persons engaged in the foreign affiliate.

Principal External Users:


Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Sorcha O'Callaghan

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000