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Intermediate Consumption

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Intermediate Consumption at market prices includes all goods and services used up in the production process in the accounting period, regardless of the date of purchase. For more information see the Background Notes.

When examined by A21 sector and similar to Output, the three largest sectors by Intermediate Consumption in 2019 were Manufacturing (C), Information & Communication (J) and Financial & Insurance activities (K). Construction (F), the third largest sector by Intermediate Consumption in 1995 increased to the second largest in 2005. Construction Intermediate Consumption then declined following 2005, but not as precipitously as Output, declining to fifth biggest by rank in 2010 where it remained in 2019. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (A) declined from the fifth biggest sector by Intermediate Consumption in 1995 to the twelfth biggest in 2005 before recovering to the eighth largest in 2019.

Figure 3.1 Proportional composition of Intermediate Consumption by A21 sector, 1995-2019

Show Table: Table 3.1 Intermediate Consumption by NACE A21 sector, 1995-2019

Show Table: Table 3.2 Intermediate Consumption by NACE A21 sector by rank, 1995-2019 (1 = biggest sector by value, 20 = smallest sector by value)

Show Table: Table 3.3 Intermediate Consumption by NACE A10 sector in constant market prices, 2013-2019 (chain linked annually and referenced to year 2018)

SECTOR/TIMEManufacturingConstructionInformation and CommunicationOther
199521566.4059195928.3515258424.29421928725.80705
199623395.9342966461.397949355.06123230309.080466
199728538.4833467628.52113611828.78583633458.585998
199835171.4600719322.53528213384.24789838887.656903
199939620.39774211322.55369316060.57136142115.573299
200045548.00028914056.64077816849.02355650210.394138
200155883.15058816389.58616617704.28382754839.465465
200256354.32715917586.91458517797.41195160494.425481
200359340.61949719090.61174419106.92651767705.08108
200462200.96850822556.29663617167.17162475362.093704
200566558.2271725603.98117221628.11658481782.092572
200672914.51580930539.33852125641.82183594719.842394
200774638.84595233803.77659525726.44747110253.517265
200873284.36620530207.7052430442.226318120474.237867
200969910.84856412594.72029730205.527966108254.580134
201057474.3573110432.45492833981.700624100596.955997
201157896.3555098204.6597129870.60684380707.797182
201266602.8215984880.62876246344.03258998406.189243
201370318.7061765824.94471954134.63290898324.522253
201477952.6959758941.48525657648.56316292159.969323
2015100576.02121910100.30365562662.38208799228.970581
2016105225.71136613721.34983156974.591862116034.761323
201797972.89916317224.18513459380.715078117701.964223
2018104118.30072818701.48209978022.958679121431.742179
2019109594.41572620227.45796774092.298468128880.493159

In the above figure, a version of which is repeated across Chapters, the 1995-2019 time-series of notable sectors of the economy are displayed.

Similarly to Output, Manufacturing (C) was the biggest single A21 sector of the economy when measured by Intermediate Consumption over the entire 1995-2019 period. Information and Communication (J) was the second biggest sector in 2019. These two sectors dominated and combined they comprised 55.2% of total Intermediate Consumption across the economy in 2019, which was an increase from 46.4% in 1995.

Construction (F) which had less Intermediate Consumption than Information and Communication in 1995, increased more than Information and Communication up to 2007, but had Intermediate Consumption which was less than a third of Information and Communication in 2019.

The Other category in the figure above is total Output less Manufacturing,  Information and Communication and Construction. Sector figures can be found in the tables above and in the full 1995-2019 time series available in the CSO's StatBank database.

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