Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (20)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

14 Deputy Willie O’Dea asked the Taoiseach the industrial production in the first quarter of 2012; the same figure for this time in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27533/12]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Central Statistics Office's Monthly Industrial Production Inquiry provides a short-term indicator of trends in the volume of Industrial production.

Final results for the first quarter of 2012 show a decrease of 2.7% on the preceding quarter (Q4 2011) and a decrease of 0.4% on the first quarter of 2011.

The information that the Deputy requested is available on the CSO website, and the table below contains the relevant information.

Table 1 Volume Indices of Production Base year 2005=100

All Industries NACE 05-35 Seasonally adjusted

Period

Index

% change on preceding period

Annual % change

2010

Quarter 1

107.7

11.5

1.9

2

108.4

0.7

4.8

3

110.7

2.1

11.2

4

109.6

-1.1

13.5

2011

Quarter 1

107.6

-1.8

-0.1

2

106.7

-0.8

-1.6

3

111.8

4.8

0.9

4

110.1

-1.5

0.5

2012

Quarter 1

107.2

-2.7

-0.4

Questions Nos. 15 to 23, inclusive, answered orally.