Index of Services

The quarterly NI IOS Statistics Bulletin presents the latest seasonally adjusted estimates from the NI Index of Services.


Latest Results (Quarter 2 2021) - Published 16 September 2021

Headline Results

  • Services output in NI saw a quarterly increase of 5.5% in Quarter 2 2021 and an increase of 29.2% over the year.
  • UK IOS output experienced an increase of 5.8% over the quarter and 21.0% over the year.
  • NI and UK Service outputs remain 1.2% and 3.6% respectively below their pre-Coronavirus pandemic levels seen in Q4 2019.
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters the NI services sector increased by 2.9% while the UK services sector decreased by 1.0%.
  • NI services output is 1.5% lower than the highest point (Quarter 1 2019) in the past ten years, and 4.3% lower than the highest point (Quarter 4 2006) since the series began.
  • NI services output is 29.2% higher than the lowest point (Quarter 2 2020) since the series began.
  • The annual increase to Quarter 2 2021 is the first increase following six consecutive quarters of annual decline in the NI index between Quarter 4 2019 and Quarter 1 2021.

Current publication and tables 

Index of Services Q2 2021 statistical bulletin and data tables

Historical bulletins

Index of Services - historical statistical bulletins

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