Index of Services

The quarterly NI IOS Statistics Bulletin presents the latest seasonally adjusted estimates from the NI Index of Services.

Latest Results (Quarter 4 2017) - Published 28th March 2018

Headline Results

  • The Northern Ireland Index of Services for Quarter 4 2017 was originally due to be published on 21st March 2018 but was delayed until 28th March 2018 to allow for further quality assurance checks
  • Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Services for the fourth quarter (October - December) of 2017 show that output in Northern Ireland (NI), in real terms, increased over the quarter by 0.2% and over the year by 1.2%. The services index has shown an increase over the year for the last thirteen reporting periods, including Quarter 4 2017
  • The UK as a whole reported growth over the quarter and year, by 0.5% and 1.4% respectively
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters, the NI services sector reported annualised growth of 2.0% to Quarter 4 2017
  • The NI index has recovered by 9.3% since the recent minimum value recorded in Quarter 2 (April - June) 2012. The UK index has recovered by 19.7% since the recent low recorded in Quarter 2 2009

Current publication and tables 

Index of Services Q4 2017 statistical bulletin and data tables

Historical bulletins

Index of Services - historical statistical bulletins

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