S.I. No. 534/2009 - Statistics (Prices) Order 2009

S.I. No. 534 of 2009


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 22nd December, 2009.

I, BRIAN COWEN, Taoiseach, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 4 and 25(1) of the Statistics Act 1993 (No. 21 of 1993) and for the purpose of giving full effect to Council Regulation (EC) No. 1165/98 of 19 May 1998 1 (as amended by Regulation (EC) No. 1158/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2005 2 ), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Statistics (Prices) Order 2009.

2. This Order applies to an undertaking, employing 10 or more persons, that is engaged in buying and selling goods and services in the manufacturing, wholesale, mining and quarrying, electricity, gas and water supply, construction and service sectors.

3. (1) An undertaking to which this Order applies is prescribed as an undertaking required to provide the Central Statistics Office with information relating to input and output prices, distinguishing, where appropriate, imports and exports. The general nature of such information is set out in the Schedule.

(2) In this Article—

“input price” means the price paid for goods and services purchased within or outside the State by an undertaking;

“output price” means the price received for goods and services sold within or outside the State by an undertaking.

4. The Central Statistics Office shall be provided, in accordance with directions under section 26 of the Statistics Act 1993 (No. 21 of 1993), with the information referred to in Article 3 in statistical form pursuant to a monthly survey undertaken by the Office.

5. The Statistics (Prices) Order 2004 ( S.I. No. 777 of 2004 ) is revoked.


Article 3(1)

1. Transaction prices for each month in respect of specified goods and services.

2. Particulars of the goods and services to be priced which will be reviewed from time to time, i.e. description, terms of purchase or sale, country of purchase or sale, discount or surcharges, currency of purchase or sale.


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

17 December 2009.



1 OJ No. L162, 5.6.1998, p.1

2 OJ No. L191, 22.7.2005, p.1