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 4 2023) - Published 14 March 2024

NISRA recently consulted on proposed changes to statistical outputs, this output was part of that consultation. The consultation, which ended on 15 October, sought views from users and stakeholders to help NISRA to address the financial constraints imposed by the budget settlement for 2023-24, whilst minimising the impact on users and stakeholders. The full report on the outcome of the consultation, including users’ responses, actions planned and mitigations, can be found on the consultation webpage.     

Northern Ireland Quarterly Retail Sales Index Proposal: The statistical bulletin will no longer be produced, the Retail Sales Index headline figures and scaled back commentary will be included in the Index of Services bulletin. The Retail Sales Index supplementary tables will continue to be published along with the Index of Services output (approximately 5 tables).

Northern Ireland Quarterly Retail Sales Index Action: NISRA will proceed with plans to stop producing an RSI bulletin and instead include it in the Index of Services bulletin, ensuring that users are appropriately informed of the change.

Date proposed change came into effect: 14 December 2023.

The latest Northern Ireland Retail Sales Index is now available as a subset of the Index of Services from Quarter 3 2023.

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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