Retail Sales Index

The quarterly NI Retail Sales Index provides information on the output of the private retail service industries in Northern Ireland.

Latest Results (Quarter 2 2023) - Published 14 September 2023


Headline results

  • Retail output in NI increased by 0.5% over the quarter to Quarter 2 2023 and decreased by 1.2% over the year.
  • GB RSI output saw an increase of 0.4% over the quarter and a decrease of 2.5% over the year.
  •  NI RSI output remains 3.6% below the pre-Coronavirus pandemic level seen in Quarter 4 2019 while GB RSI output is now 1.6% below the Quarter 4 2019 level.
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters the NI RSI decreased by 3.0% and the GB RSI decreased by 4.8%.
  • NI RSI output is 6.7% below the series high seen in Quarter 3 2020.
  • NI RSI output is 6.1% higher than the lowest point (Quarter 1 2021) since the series began.

Current publication and tables

Retail Sales Index Quarter 2 2023 statistical bulletin and data tables

Historical bulletins

Retail Sales Index - historical statistical bulletins

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Retail supplementary information

Supplementary information for the Retail Sales Index.

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Retail Sales Index quality and revisions

Details of quality and revisions for the Retail Sales Index.

Results, particularly for the latest Retail Sales Index (RSI) quarter, are provisional and subject to revision as more up to date information becomes available. It is normal practice for RSI estimates to be revised.

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