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Date Last Updated: 22-03-2024

Survey Name:

Wholesale Price Index

Survey purpose:

Collection of Producer and Wholesale Prices for calculation of indices published in a monthly release. The indices are used as a short-term indicator of the business cycle. Some of these indices are required as deflator of industrial production by National Accounts. Some indices are used for contractual purposes in the construction industry.

Legislative Basis National:

Statistics (Producer Prices Survey) Order 2023

Legislative Basis European:

Regulation (EU) 2019/2152 of the European Parliament concerning Business Statistics



Statistical Population:

Local Units in Nace Rev. 2 Divisions 05-33.

Sampling Frame:

Sample is drawn from all local units, stratified on the basis of Nace Rev. 2 Division, in the Census of Industrial Production.

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:

2015 - 2024

Base Period:


Sector Coverage:

Local Units in Nace Rev. 2 Divisions 05-33.

Survey Size:

Approximately 1,300 Companies with 7,000 products

Principal Variables:

Prices collected monthly unless items are changed in which case new product description and terms of sale are collected

Principal External Users:

National Accounts, Eurostat, Government, Economists, contractors in building and construction industry

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Deirdre Toher

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Ronan O'Sullivan

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000