The International Sourcing Statistics publication shows results from the Global Value Chains (GVC) Survey 2021. GVC is a triennial survey that was conducted between August and December 2021 and relates to all enterprises in the Irish Business Economy with 50 or more persons engaged. More than 4,000 enterprises were surveyed online with 47.5% of those completing a return.
This publication provides results for international sourcing in the Irish Business Economy during the reference period 2018-2020. International sourcing refers to the total or partial movement of one or more business function from one enterprise to another enterprise abroad. The movement of a business function to an enterprise in the same enterprise group is known as insourcing, while the movement of a business function to a non-affiliated enterprise is known as outsourcing. Movement of a business function to another enterprise in Ireland is known as domestic sourcing.
The results of this publication can provide policymakers, researchers and other users with relevant statistical information about the level, patterns and possible impacts of international sourcing on the Irish Business Economy. It also includes information about motivations and barriers to international sourcing, as well as the impact of COVID-19 and Brexit on decisions to source internationally.
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