Latest results - published 19 August 2015
- the improvement was mainly driven by an increase in exports from the High Export Potential (HEP) group, which increased by £52.0 million (17.7 per cent), from £293.1 million in 2012 to £345.1 million in 2013
- within the HEP group, the largest absolute increase in service exports was in the Computer & Related Activities sector (£50.8 million or 23.1 per cent), from £220.3 million in 2012 to £271.1 million in 2013
- the export of services in the Manufacturing sector rose by 19.9 per cent (£21.6 million), from an estimate of £108.5 million in 2012 to £130.0 million in 2013
- service exports in the Construction sector were estimated to be worth £178.0 million in 2013, representing a decrease of 12.9 per cent (£26.3 million) over the year, from an estimate of £204.3 million in 2012
Current publication and tables
The Exporting Northern Ireland Services (ENIS) study was first introduced by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in 2003 to further understand and estimate the value to the Northern Ireland economy of exporting services. The study, which is now produced by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), is based on information collected via the International Trade in Services Survey (ITIS) and supplemented with information from the Manufacturing Sales and Exports Survey (MSES) and the Northern Ireland Annual Business Inquiry (NIABI).
The International Trade in Services (ITIS) survey is a UK wide survey which collects information on overseas transactions of consultants and companies offering business services. Information collected from the survey is fed into the UK balance of payments and published at the UK level.
It should be noted that while the ENIS report provides coverage of defined sectors, it does not provide a complete picture of the total level of service exports in the NI economy. Work is currently being undertaken to extend the coverage of service exports beyond those currently covered in the ENIS study, and further information is provided in the Background Information document below.