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Cross Border Shopping Survey (CSO) – Quarter 1 2018


General Household Survey (GHS)

Subject Keywords: Shopping, Purchases, Income, Expenditure
Catalogue: Data
Secondary Data Sources - Indicator Sets
Type: Data
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland

The Cross Border Shopping survey was included in the General Household Survey (GHS) in the first quarter (January to March) of 2018. One member of each household answered questions on behalf of the household about travel to Northern Ireland in the previous 12 months and specifically about shopping in Northern Ireland. The questions on shopping in Northern Ireland focused on how much households spent and the frequency of shopping trips. Online purchases are not included.

The total expenditure on shopping was broken down into seven categories – AlcoholCosmetics, Food and groceries (including tobacco)MedicineClothes, footwearand sports goodsPetrol/diesel and Other.



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Suggested citation:

General Household Survey (GHS). (2018) Cross Border Shopping Survey (CSO) – Quarter 1 2018 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 14th November 2019].


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