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 3 2020) - Published 17th December 2020

Headline results

  • The NI IOP increased by 16.2% over the quarter (July - September) and decreased by 3.6% over the year. This follows respective decreases of 14.1% and 19.8% over the quarter and over the year to Quarter 2 2020.
  • The UK IOP reported an increase over the quarter (14.3%) and a decrease over the year (6.6%). This follows respective decreases of 16.4% and 18.7% over the quarter and over the year to Quarter 2 2020.
  • The quarterly increase in production output of 16.2% has been driven by increases in all four of the main sectors: Manufacturing (18.0%); Water supply, sewerage and waste management (Inc. recycling) (7.1%); Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (5.5%) and Mining and quarrying (50.0%).
  • The annual decrease in NI production output of 3.6% was driven by decreases in three of the four main sectors: Manufacturing (2.3%); Water supply, sewerage and waste management (Inc. recycling) (16.9%); Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (4.1%) and offset, in part, by an increase in Mining and quarrying (15.3%).
  • The quarterly increase to Quarter 3 2020 of 16.2% is the largest quarterly change in the history of the NI IOP. This follows a decrease of 14.1% in Quarter 2020, which at the time had been the largest change seen in the NI IOP. Quarter 2 2020 was the lowest point in the NI IOP since the series began.

Current publication and tables

Index of Production Quarter 3 2020 statistical bulletin and data tables

Historical bulletins

Index of Production - historical statistical bulletins

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