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Wholesale Price Index

Survey purpose and legal basis

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 a deflator of industrial production by National Accounts. Some indices are used for contractual purposes in the construction industry.

The Wholesale Price Inquiry is a statutory statistical survey conducted each month under the provisions of the Statistics (Producer Prices Survey) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 566 of 2019) made under the Statistics Act, 1993. The survey is also conducted in compliance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 concerning short-term statistics (Official Journal L 1 62, 05/06/1998) amended in 2005 by Regulation (EC) no 1158/2005 (Official Journal L191/1, 22/07/2005).

Who uses the results?

Our results are only ever made available to the public in aggregate form and we make sure that it is impossible for individuals or businesses to be identified.

Results are used by Eurostat and help to compare developments in Ireland with other EU Member States. Anonymised survey information may be provided to government departments, approved organisations and approved researchers for statistical purposes only.

Is your personal data confidential and how long will the data be retained?

All information supplied to the CSO is treated as strictly confidential. The Statistics Act 1993 sets stringent confidentiality standards: information collected may be used only for statistical purposes, and no details that might be related to an identifiable person or business undertaking may be divulged to any other government department or body.

The data you provide in this survey will be held for a maximum period of seven years from the date of issue, subject to survey requirements.

The sources and categories of your personal data, where the data has not been collected directly from you:


For further information on this survey, your Data Protection rights and how your data is used please contact:

Jillian Delaney, Producer Prices Section, Central Statistics Office, Skehard Road, Cork, T12 X00E.

Tel +353 (21) 4535258 or E-mail:

Data Protection Information:

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights:

  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission. Contact details: Office of the Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28, Ireland.
  • The right to request access, rectification, erasure, restriction or to object to the processing of your personal data.

However, because your data is processed for statistical purposes these rights may be limited in accordance with Article 89 of the GDPR. This is due to the fact that the exercise of any of these rights may render impossible, or seriously impair, the achievement of the statistical processing and such restriction maybe necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.

Central Statistics Office Data Protection Officer Contact Details: