Index of Services

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

Latest Results (Quarter 2 2019) - Published 12th September 2019

Headline Results

  • Services output in NI increased in Quarter 2 by 0.8% and increased by 0.5% over the year. NI services output is at its highest point over the past ten years, but is 2.6% lower than the highest point (Quarter 4 2006) since the series began. Services output in NI has recovered 11.3% since the lowest point (Quarter 2 2013) since the series began.
  • The UK IOS reported growth in output over both the quarter (0.1%) and the year (1.6%).
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters, the NI and UK services sectors showed annualised growth (1.3% and 1.9% respectively).  
  • The quarterly increase in NI services output has been driven by increases in the Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; accommodation and food service (2.2%) and the Business services and finance (0.6%) sector. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in the Other services (2.8%) sector. There was no change in output in the Transport, storage, information and communications sector.
  • The annual increase in NI services output has been driven by increases in the Business services and finance (2.8%); and the Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; accommodation and food service (1.7%) sectors. Both the Other services (2.8%) and the Transport, storage, information and communications (6.5%) sectors saw decreases.

Current publication and tables 

Index of Services Q2 2019 statistical bulletin and data tables

Historical bulletins

Index of Services - historical statistical bulletins

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