Northern Ireland Index of Production (IOP)
Index of Production (IOP) Latest Results - Published 19th March 2014
- Provisional results from the seasonally adjusted Index of Production (IOP) for the fourth quarter of 2013 show that output levels fell slightly by 0.2% over the quarter while output in the UK as a whole increased by 0.5%.
- However, over the year NI production levels increased by 5.5%; the UK recorded a rise of 2.3%.
- Output in the production sector increased by 1.3% over the latest four quarters compared to the previous four quarters and the UK as a whole fell by 0.3%. Over a slightly longer time period, the NI index has recovered some 9.5% from the minimum level reached in Q3 2009. However, the NI index still remains significantly below (-9.3%) the peak recorded in Q4 2007. The UK index reported a greater fall of 12.6% over the same time period.
- The worst affected sectors over the latest four quarters were water supply, sewerage and waste management (-7.6%) and mining & quarrying (-2.1%). These falls were offset by rises in manufacturing (1.8%) and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (4.5%).
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