Summary of the capital acquisitions in Irish industry over time:
Key conclusion: no restart of investment cycle in the Industry in 2012, including the MNCs. Stripping out Pharma sector, net acquisitions of capital in 2012 were at EUR2,516.3mln down from 2011 EUR2547.8mln, and roughly equivalent to the average of 2008-2011 period of EUR2,511.5mln.
Note: all data is based on today's update by the CSO. See http://cso.ie/en/releasesandpublications/er/cai/capitalassetsinindustryquarter42012/#.UToLydFHBF8