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Date Last Updated: 30-07-2019

Survey Name:

Retail Sales Index

Survey purpose:

To provide turnover index for retail sector.

Legislative Basis National:

Statistics (Retail Sales Inquiry) Order 2016 (S. I. No. 118 of 2016)

Legislative Basis European:

Commission Regulation No. 472/2008



Statistical Population:

Enterprises in NACE Rev.2 divisions 45, 47 & 56.30.

Sampling Frame:

Central Register of All Businesses in Ireland

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:

2015-Date baseyear 2015=100 2005-2016 baseyear 2010=100 2000-2009 baseyear 2005=100 1996-2003 baseyear 1995=100

Base Period:


Sector Coverage:

NACE Rev.2 divisions 45, 47 & 56.30.

Survey Size:

1700 enterprises are sampled in the Retail Sales Index

Principal Variables:


Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Retail Ireland, Government department and agencies, economists and brokers etc.

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Stephanie Kelleher

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Alan Finlay, Lillian Tobin

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000