The Sectors team monitors industry development and offers dedicated experience and insight into your sector.

Our research reports examine and analyse the key issues affecting particular sectors within the Irish economy.


Retail Spend Outlook Reports

AIB's detailed quarterly look at the retail sector, highlighting trends and insights.

Nursing Homes Outlook

With an ageing population in Ireland, demand for nursing home beds is forecast to increase significantly in the future. Our reports take a close look at the private and voluntary nursing home sector and the important roles they play in the provision of healthcare in Ireland.

Manufacturing Outlook Report: ‘’ BACKING SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING’’

AIB is committed to supporting the manufacturing sector in its’ transition to a more sustainable footing. In this edition of our Manufacturing Outlook “Backing Sustainable Manufacturing” we highlight the significant changes coming to the sector in addition to hearing from industry leaders who share their insights including how they have introduced sustainable practices within their own operations.

Transport and Logistics Outlook Report: “The Frontline of the Irish Economy” (March 2022)

AIB has been to the fore in supporting Ireland’s growing transport and logistics sector down through the years. In this edition of our Transport and Logistics Outlook “The Frontline of the Irish Economy” we bring you through the challenges and opportunities facing the sector and hear from industry leaders who share their views about the transport and logistics sector.

Irish Business Activity Report (March 2021)

The latest AIB Business Activity Report speaks to a renewed level of optimism amongst Irish businesses as firms look beyond the pandemic, to a rebound in demand as lockdown restrictions ease. With the output of many businesses still below pre-pandemic levels and supply chain disruptions impacting operations, it is clear that challenges persist for a significant proportion of Irish firms.

Irish Business Activity Report (July 2020)

Irish private sector firms are less optimistic regarding the 12 month outlook in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis and ongoing Brexit uncertainty according to the latest AIB Ireland Business Activity Report.

Business Exit & Succession (January 2020)

SMEs are the backbone of the Irish economy and in every village, town and city throughout Ireland they play key role in job creation and sustaining many other local SMEs.

Nursing Homes (November 2019)

The outlook for the nursing home sector remains positive as demand for long and short term care beds continues to increase across the country due to Irelands ageing population.

Irish Business Activity Insight Report (November 2019)

While still in positive territory the latest round of data gathered for the AIB Ireland Business Activity Insight Report shows a continued period of reduced optimism among Irish businesses.

Manufacturing Report (September 2019)

The Irish manufacturing landscape is changing and companies that invest in R&D will be best positioned to develop, grow and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.

Hospitality and Tourism Report (September 2019)

Tourism in Ireland contributed over €9bn to the economy in 2018. This report takes a holistic view of Ireland’s Hospitality and Tourism sector, breaking it down into four primary subsectors, namely Eating, Sleeping, Drinking and Attractions places.

Irish Business Activity Insight Report  (July 2019)

This report highlights the continued downward trend in growth expectations, particularly in the manufacturing sector, driven by uncertainty on the final outcome of Brexit and slowing economic growth. 

Professional Practices (June 2019)

As the Irish economy continues to grow, the outlook for legal services firms - most of which have recorded strong growth in recent years remains cautiously optimistic.