Index of Production

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

Latest Results (Quarter 1 2018) - Published 14th June 2018

Headline results:

  • Provisional results from the Index of Production (IOP) for the first quarter (January-March) of 2018 showed that output in Northern Ireland (NI) decreased marginally over the quarter (0.2%) and fell 5.1% over the year.
  • In the UK as a whole, production output rose over the quarter (0.6%) and year (2.0%).
  • Looking at a longer term trend, when the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters, output in the NI production sector fell by 4.6%, with the whole of the UK reporting growth on this basis of 1.7%.
  • The output from the overall production industries (seasonally adjusted) is 9.3% above the low point recorded in Quarter 3 (July-September) 2009.

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Index of Production - historical statistical bulletins

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