Index of Production

The IOP provides information on the output of the production industries, manufacturing industries, manufacturing productivity and market trends.

Latest Results (Quarter 2 2018) - Published 13th September 2018

Headline results:

  • The NI IOP has increased over the quarter for the third consecutive quarter (0.9%).
  • The UK IOP reported a fall in output over the quarter of 0.9% and an increase of 1.4% over the year.
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters, NI output is divergent to the UK. NI output decreased by 4.1%, whilst the UK reports annualised growth of 2.0%.
  • The IOP has recovered by 11.3% since the recent minimum value recorded in Quarter 3 (July – September) 2009. In comparison the UK has recovered by 6.1% over the same period.
  • The quarterly increase in production output has largely been driven by increases in the Manufacturing (1.3%), Water supply, sewerage and waste management (Inc. recycling) (2.1%) and Mining and quarrying sectors (15.1%). This was partially offset by a fall in Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply of 3.4%.
  • The annual increase in NI production output of 0.1% was driven by increases in Water supply, sewerage and waste management (Inc. recycling) (9.8%) and Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (2.5%).
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Index of Production - historical statistical bulletins

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