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Structural Business Statistics


Structural Business Statistics, 2013 - 2015
     Percentage change
  2013201420152014 - 20152013 - 2015
Enterprises No. 253,517249,377260,2674.42.7
Persons Engaged No. 1,253,4511,299,6361,368,2005.39.2
Turnover €m421,882460,555601,12630.542.5
Gross Value Added€m113,846121,894182,33149.660.2
Structural Business Statistics include all Industrial, Services & Distribution and Construction enterprises in Ireland.

Turnover in Industry, Services, Distribution & Construction sectors up 30.5% to €601.1 billion in 2015

Figure 1: Turnover Structural Business Economy
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  • The number of enterprises in the Structural Business Economy was up 4.4% annually to 260,267 in 2015
  • The number of persons engaged showed a greater annual increase up 5.3% in 2015, to 1,368,200 persons
  • Between 2013 and 2015, the number of persons engaged in the Structural Business Economy has increased 9.2%, an overall increase of 114,749 persons
  • Total turnover in the business economy increased 30.5% between 2014 and 2015, bringing the value to €601.1bn in 2015, which was largely driven by increases in the industrial sector
  • Gross Value Added, which represents the value of goods and services produced in the economy, was €182.3bn across all business sectors in 2015. This was a 49.6% annual increase and a 60.2% increase since 2013. See Headline Table

This release provides details of the individual surveys in the Structural Business Economy i.e. Census of Industrial Production, Annual Services Inquiry and the Building & Construction Inquiry. It will also analyse these sectors by size class of enterprise and nationality of ownership.  

Note:Industry data was revised in November 2017, for further information contact Business Statistics, Results, Analysis & Publications at