Index of Production

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

 

 

 

Latest Results (Quarter 2 2021) - Published 16 September 2021

Headline results

  • The NI IOP increased by 1.1% over the quarter (April - June) and increased by 27.6% over the year.
  • The UK IOP reported increases of 0.4% over the quarter and 18.2% over the year.
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters, the NI production sector increased by 5.6% while the UK production sector increased by 1.2%.
  • The NI IOP is 0.8% below its pre-Coronavirus pandemic level seen in Quarter 4 2019, while the UK is 3.3% below Quarter 4 2019.
  • The quarterly increase in production output of 1.1% has been driven by increases in three of the four main sectors: Manufacturing (0.8%); Water supply, sewerage and waste management (Inc. recycling) (10.8%) and Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (1.7%). This was partially offset by a decrease in Mining and quarrying (4.6%).
  • The annual increase in NI production output of 27.6% was driven by increases in all four of the main sectors: Manufacturing (27.3%); Water supply, sewerage and waste management (Inc. recycling) (32.6%); Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (14.7%) and Mining and quarrying (91.4%).

Current publication and tables

Index of Production Quarter 2 2021 statistical bulletin and data tables

Historical bulletins

Index of Production - historical statistical bulletins

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