Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (104)

John Curran

Ceist:

104. Deputy John Curran asked the Taoiseach the proportion of online retail shopping that is carried out from Irish-owned retailers compared to international retailers. [47707/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The data the Deputy requested is not available at present.

The breakdown of online retail shopping by Irish consumers between Irish-owned retailers compared to international retailers, is a complicated area where householders may not be aware of the domicile of the seller.

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) will collect information, for a specified range of goods, on where they are shipped from rather than the nationality of ownership of the retailer in the 2020 Household Budget Survey, the results of which will available in 2021.

As data collection in this important segment develops over time, the Office will continuously review its related outputs and publications.