Business statistics

Various statistics regarding Northern Ireland business including access to finance, carbon emissions, research and development, the Annual Business Inquiry and the Inter-Departmental Business Register.

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Annual Business Inquiry

Details on the conduct and results of the Northern Ireland Annual Business Inquiry.



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Broad Economy Sales and Exports Statistics

Northern Ireland Economic Trade Statistics

The Northern Ireland Economic Trade Statistics (NIETS) (formerly known as Broad Economy Sales and Exports Statistics) is an annual measure of local businesses’ trade with markets inside and outside Northern Ireland and measures both the sales and purchases of goods and services by businesses in the non-financial industry sectors.


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Research and Development

The Northern Ireland Research & Development (R&D) Survey provides information on the level of R&D activity in Northern Ireland (NI).

In light of the methodological changes to the survey we plan to initiate a Research and Development expert user group, if you are interested in joining this group, please email

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Inter Departmental Business Register

Details and background of the IDBR, which contains information on all businesses in the UK which are VAT registered and/or operating a PAYE scheme.

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