Index of Services

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

Latest Results (Quarter 3 2017) - Published 13th December 2017

Headline Results

  • Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Services for the third quarter (July - September) of 2017 show that output in Northern Ireland (NI), in real terms, increased over the quarter by 1.0% and over the year by 2.5%. The services index has shown an increase over the year for the last twelve quarters, including Quarter 3 2017. 
  • The UK as a whole reported growth over the quarter and year, by 0.4% and 1.5% respectively. 
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters, the NI services sector reported annualised growth of 2.5% to Quarter 3 2017. 
  • The NI index has recovered by 9.0% since the recent minimum value recorded in Quarter 2 (April - June) 2012. The UK index has recovered by 19.1% since the recent low recorded in Quarter 2 2009. 

Current publication and tables 

Index of Services Q3 2017 statistical bulletin and data tables

Historical bulletins

Index of Services - historical statistical bulletins

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