Index of Production

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

 

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Latest Results (Quarter 4 2020) - Published 18th March 2021

Headline results

  • The NI IOP decreased by 0.3% over the quarter (October - December) and decreased by 1.4% over the year.  
  • The UK IOP reported an increase over the quarter (1.7%) and a decrease over the year (4.3%).
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters, the NI production sector decreased by 7.0% while the UK production sector decreased by 8.6%.
  • The quarterly decrease in production output of 0.3% has been driven by decreases in three of the four main sectors: Manufacturing (0.6%); Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (0.8%) and Mining and quarrying (6.3%). This was offset by an increase in Water supply, sewerage and waste management (Inc. recycling) (10.2%).
  • The annual decrease in NI production output of 1.4% was driven by decreases in three of the four main sectors: Manufacturing (0.9%); Water supply, sewerage and waste management (Inc. recycling) (1.8%); Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (6.0%) and was offset by an increase in Mining and quarrying (15.0%).

Current publication and tables

Index of Production Quarter 4 2020 statistical bulletin and data tables

Historical bulletins

Index of Production - historical statistical bulletins

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