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 28 March 2024:

  • The NICEI indicates that economic output decreased by 0.2% over the quarter to December 2023 and increased by 0.3% over the year. 
  • UK GDP decreased over the quarter (0.3%) and over the year (0.2%) to Q4 2023.
  • Private sector output as measured by the NICEI was unchanged over the quarter and increased by 0.3% over the year. While the NICEI Public Sector index decreased by 0.8% over the quarter, increased by 0.5% over the year.

The NICEI data will now be available via the new NISRA data portal(external link opens in a new window / tab), which has been designed to enhance the user experience (as described below) and remove the need for Excel tables.

The Data Portal will give users the flexibility to slice and dice datasets, run meta-data searches, filter results, plot interactive charts, visualise data over interactive maps, share results and automate processes by reading data via API queries. The outputs follow the Open Data recommendations by providing access to multiple data formats (CSV, JSON-stat, PX, and XLSX).

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If you would like to be added to a mailing list and receive the latest publications on the day they publish please email: economicstats@nisra.gov.uk with the title of the publications you would like to receive.


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