Retail Sales Index

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

Latest Results (Quarter 2 2022) - Published 15 September 2022


Headline results

  • Retail output in NI saw a decrease of 2.4% over the quarter (April - June) and a decrease of 2.1% over the year.
  • GB RSI output experienced a decrease of 1.4% over the quarter and a decrease of 6.1% over the year.
  • NI retail output remains 3.6% below the pre-Coronavirus pandemic level seen in Quarter 4 2019, while GB retail output is now 0.8% above its Quarter 4 2019 level.
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters the NI retail sector decreased by 0.5% while the GB retail sector decreased by 0.2%.
  • NI retail output is 6.0% below the series high seen in Quarter 4 2018.
  • NI services output is 3.8% higher than the lowest point (Quarter 1 2021) since the series began.

Current publication and tables

Retail Sales Index Quarter 2 2022 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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