Index of Production

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

 

Latest Results (Quarter 3 2018) - Published 13th December 2018

Headline results:

  • The NI IOP has increased (2.4%) in Quarter 3 (July-September) for the fourth consecutive quarter.  This is the strongest quarterly growth over this period.
  • The UK IOP reported growth in output over both the quarter and the year, by 0.9% and 0.7% respectively.
  • The quarterly increase in production output has been driven by increases from all four main sectors - Manufacturing (2.5%), Electricity gas, steam and air conditioning supply (4.0%), Water supply, sewerage and waste management (Inc. recycling) (2.6%) and Mining and quarrying sectors (0.4%).
  • The annual increase in NI production output of 6.6% was driven by increases in Manufacturing (6.6%), Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (3.9%), and Water supply, sewerage and waste management (Inc. recycling) (11.7%). This increase was partially offset by a fall in Mining and quarrying (1.9%). 
  • Manufacturing Productivity has increased 2.5% over the quarter and 3.5% over the year. 
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Index of Production - historical statistical bulletins

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