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 2022) - Published 15 September 2022

Headline Results

  • Services output in NI saw a decrease of 0.3% over the quarter (April - June) and an increase of 2.7% over the year.
  • UK IOS output experienced a decrease of 0.4% over the quarter and an increase of 3.0% over the year.
  • NI Service output is now 4.4% above the pre-Coronavirus pandemic level seen in Quarter 4 2019, while UK service output is 1.2% above its Quarter 4 2019 level.
  • When the most recent four quarters are compared to the previous four quarters the NI services sector increased by 7.4% while the UK services sector increased by 6.9%.
  • NI services output is now 0.3% below the series high seen in Quarter 1 2022 while the UK services output is 0.4% below its Quarter 1 2022 series high.
  • NI services output is 34.4% higher than the lowest point (Quarter 2 2020) since the series began.
  • The annual increase to Quarter 2 2022 is the fifth successive quarter of increase following a period of six consecutive quarters of annual decline in the NI index.

Current publication and tables 

Index of Services Q2 2022 statistical bulletin and data tables

Historical bulletins

Historical statistical bulletins for the Index of Services (quarter 3 2014 to quarter 4 2021) are retained on the Index of Services - historical statistical bulletins page.  Statistical bulletins from quarter 1 2022 onwards can be found under related documents.

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