Northern Ireland Index of Production (IOP)
Index of Production (IOP) Latest Results - Published 22nd January 2014
- Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Production (IOP) for the third quarter of 2013 show that output levels showed an increase of 4.3% over the quarter while output in the UK as a whole increased by 0.6%. Over the year NI production levels also increased by 4.3%, while the UK recorded a slight fall of 0.1%.
- Output in the Production sector decreased by 1.2% over the latest four quarters compared to the previous four quarters and the UK as a whole fell by 1.6%. Over a slightly longer time period, the NI index has recovered some 9.3% from the minimum level reached in Q3 2009. However, the NI index still remains significantly below (-9.4%) the peak recorded in Q4 2007. The UK index reported a greater fall of 13.0% over the same time period.
- The worst affected sectors over the latest four quarters were Water Supply, Sewerage and Waste Management (-11.7%), and Manufacturing (-0.8%). These falls were offset by rises in Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (4.3%) and Mining & Quarrying (1.5%).
Current Press Release
Index of Production Bulletin and Tables
|IOP Q3 2013 Statistical Bulletin||713KB|
|IOP Q3 2013 Tables.xls||106KB|
Index of Production Background Notes
The Index of Production (IOP) is a quarterly sample survey of around 650 companies designed to provide a general measure of changes in the output of the Manufacturing, Electricity, Gas , Water and Mining & Quarrying industries. It is based on up-to-date information about the output and sales of the production industry. The Index is published in January, April, July and October of each year. The IOP provides information on the output of the Production Industries, Manufacturing Industries, Manufacturing Productivity and Market Trends. For the Production Industries equivalent UK figures are provided for comparison. The latest Northern Ireland Index of Production estimates are available in excel spreadsheet format (see tables above).
Full background notes are contained in the statistics bulletin above.
Following assessment by the UK Statistics Authority, the IOP was reaccredited as a National Statistic on 5 August 2011.
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