Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index (NICEI)

The NICEI is an experimental quarterly measure of the performance of the Northern Ireland (NI) economy based on available official statistics.

Headline results

Latest results - published 21st January 2016:

  • The Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index (NICEI) results show that NI economic activity decreased by 0.8% in real terms between the second and third quarter of 2015.
  • This is the first quarterly decrease in the NICEI in the last four quarters
  • However, the index increased by 1.1% over the year (Quarter 3 2014 to Quarter 3 2015) in real terms.
  • Annual output (averaged over the four quarters to Quarter 3 2015) also increased by 1.6% compared to the previous four quarters.
  • Private sector output also fell by 0.8% over the quarter to Quarter 3 2015,
  • The Public sector jobs index also decreased by 0.8% over the quarter, and is now at its lowest level since the series began in 2002. 

Current publication, press release and tables

NICEI publication and tables - 21st January 2016

Archive data

Previous NICEI publications and methodology paper

Contact details

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