S.I. No. 313/2008 - Statistics (Survey of Industrial Commodities Production) Order 2008

S.I. No. 313 of 2008


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 8th August, 2008.

The Taoiseach, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 25(1) of the Statistics Act 1993 (No. 21 of 1993), and for the purpose of giving full effect to Council Regulation (EEC) No. 3924/91 of 19 December 1991 concerning the establishment of a community survey of industrial production 1 , hereby orders as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Statistics (Survey of Industrial Commodities Production) Order 2008.

(2) This Order has effect until 31 December 2012.

2. This Order applies to an undertaking engaged in one or more of the activities described in Schedule 1.

3. (1) The Central Statistics Office shall carry out, at intervals of not more than 12 months, surveys of information to which this Order applies.

(2) The surveys shall be carried out in accordance with any directions issued under the Statistics Act 1993 (No. 21 of 1993).

4. An undertaking to which this Order applies is required to provide the Central Statistics Office with information in relation to its activities and, in particular, shall provide the information specified in Schedule 2.


1. Non-energy producing minerals:

Prospecting or exploration (including the preparation of sites) for, and extraction and processing of, non-energy producing minerals and derived products.

2. Manufacturing industries:

The mechanical or chemical transformation of organic or inorganic substances into new products, together with associated repair work and assembly of component parts of manufactured products.

3. Energy and water:

Prospecting or examination for and extraction of coal, turf, oil and natural gas (including the preparation of sites); mineral oil refining; generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy; manufacture of gas in gas works; supply and distribution of water.


1. Name of undertaking.

2. Address of registered office or principal place of business in the State.

3. If branch premises, name and address of headquarters of undertaking.

4. Business or trading name.

5. Description of activities conducted.

6. Year undertaking commenced production in the State.

7. Number of persons employed by undertaking.

8. Particulars of the quantity and value of commodities produced and sold during the year by the undertaking and, where appropriate, the amount received by the undertaking in respect of commodities produced by it on commission on behalf of another undertaking.

9. Currency used.


GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Taoiseach,

29 July 2008




(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

Statistics (Survey of Industrial Commodities Production) Order 2008.

The Industrial Commodities Production survey is known as Prodcom (the title comes from the French term ‘‘PRODuction COMmunitaire’’ (Community Production). It is a statutory inquiry carried out in compliance with EU council regulation No 3924/91 on an annual basis. It details the value and volume of products manufactured by Industrial Enterprises in Ireland and sold during the reference year.

The survey covers all Industrial Enterprises with 3 or more persons engaged in industrial production or industrial services in mining, quarrying and manufacturing.

Customised questionnaires are issued to enterprises on an annual basis and information is sought at a detailed level on the value and volume of products sold. The details returned are classified by reference to the Prodcom classification — where products are grouped by NACE classification — an EU system for classifying economic activity. Individual products are further classified by Prodcom code. This is an eight digit code in the form of XX.XX.XX.YY. The first four digits correspond to NACE Rev. 1. The first six digits are the Community Classification of Products by Activity (CPA) codes. The last two digits provide a more detailed breakdown of the CPA classes into PRODCOM product activities.

1 OJ No. L374 of 31 December 1991, p.1