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Date Last Updated: 31-01-2024

Survey Name:

Annual Services Inquiry

Survey purpose:

To provide grossed estimates of the principal trading aggregates for all enterprises in the retail, wholesale, transport and storage, accommodation and food, information and communication, real estate, professional, technical administrative and other selected services sectors.

Legislative Basis National:

S.I. No. 268 of 2022 - Statistics (Structural Business Inquiry) Order 2022

Legislative Basis European:

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



Statistical Population:

All Enterprises wholly or primarily engaged in distribution and services

Sampling Frame:

Business Register

Reference Area:

State and Region

Time Coverage:

1991 - 2021

Base Period:

Not Applicable

Sector Coverage:

All enterprises whose activity is coded to NACE Rev 2 Sector G, H, I, J, L, M, N divisions (92, 93, 95 and 96) namely; (G) Whole and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, (H)Transportation & Storage, (I) Accommodation & Food, (J) Information & Communication, (L) Retail Estate, (M) Professional, Scientific, Technical, (N) Administrative and Support Services, (R92, R93, S95 and S96) Other Selected Services sectors From 2021 it also included "Market" enterprises ie non-public sector enterprises from Sector P, Q, R and S excluding R94 (P) Education, (Q) Human Health and Social Work activities, (R) Arts, Entertainment and Recreation, and (S) Other Service Activities

Survey Size:


Principal Variables:

Turnover, Stocks, Capital Assets, Personnel Costs, Value Added Tax, Purchases, Employment, Location, Exports, Imports.

Principal External Users:

National Accounts, Eurostat, Government, Economists, Business consultants, Researchers

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Stephanie Kelleher

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Deirdre O'Connor

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000