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 July 2021:

  • The NICEI indicates that economic output decreased by 1.6% over the quarter to March 2021.  NI Economic output decreased by 0.6% in real terms compared to the same period in the previous year i.e. Quarter 1 2020.
  • UK GDP decreased at a similar rate over the quarter (decreasing by 1.6%) and experienced a comparatively larger decline over the year (6.1%) to Q1 2021.
  • Private Sector output as measured by the NICEI decreased over the quarter (2.2%) and over the year (1.1%). While, the NICEI Public Sector index increased over the quarter (0.3%) and over the year (0.9%).

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Composite Economic Index

David Leonard
Tel: 028 9052 9385
Twitter: @NISRA