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 2021) - Published 16 December 2021

Headline Results

  • Services output in NI saw an increase of 2.8% over the quarter (July - September) and an increase of 5.7% over the year.
  • UK IOS output experienced an increase of 1.6% over the quarter and 7.2% over the year.
  • NI Service output is now 2.2% above the pre-Coronavirus pandemic levels seen in Q4 2019, while UK service output remains 0.7% below.
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters the NI services sector increased by 6.0% while the UK services sector increased by 3.5%.
  • NI services output is now at an equal level to its highest point (Quarter 4 2006) since the series began.
  • NI services output is 33.3% higher than the lowest point (Quarter 2 2020) since the series began.
  • The annual increase to Quarter 3 2021 is the second increase following six consecutive quarters of annual decline in the NI index between Quarter 4 2019 and Quarter 1 2021.

Current publication and tables 

Index of Services Q3 2021 statistical bulletin and data tables

Historical bulletins

Index of Services - historical statistical bulletins

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