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 16th July 2020:

  • The NICEI results indicate that NI economic activity decreased by 2.8% in real terms over the quarter and by 3.2% over the year to Quarter 1 2020.
  • UK GDP fell by 2.2% over the quarter and 1.7% over the year to Q1 2020.
  • Private sector output decreased over the quarter (3.5%) and over the year (4.5%) to March 2020. Over the same period, the Public sector jobs index decreased by 0.2% over the quarter but increased by 1.1% over the year.

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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