NI Composite Economic Index

The NICEI is an experimental quarterly measure of the performance of the NI economy based on available official statistics.

Headline results

Latest results - published 8th April 2021:

  • The NICEI indicates that economic output decreased by 1.4% over the quarter to December 2020.  Meanwhile economic output decreased by 2.8% in real terms compared to the same period in the previous year i.e. Quarter 4 2019.
  • UK GDP experienced positive growth over the quarter (increasing by 1.3%) and a comparatively larger decline over the year (7.3%) to Q4 2020.  
  • Private Sector output as measured by the NICEI decreased over the quarter (2.0%) and over the year (3.7%). Meanwhile, the NICEI Public Sector index increased over the quarter (0.3%) and over the year (0.3%).

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Contacts for NI Composite Economic Index

Composite Economic Index

David Leonard
Tel: 028 9052 9385
Email: David.Leonard@nisra.gov.uk
Twitter: @NISRA