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Index of market services

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  • Release date: 21 January 2016
  • Period covered: Quarter 3 2015
  • Next update: April 2016
A quarterly report which shows the short-term movements in the output of service sector companies within Wales.

Key points

  • The longer term trend (latest four quarters compared to previous four quarters) for the Index of Market Services increased for both Wales and the UK (the index is up 2.7 per cent in Wales and up 3.7 per cent in the UK). The increase in Wales is largely accounted for by increases in output from Distribution, Administrative & Support Service Activities and Real Estate Activities, whilst the increase in the UK is mostly accounted for by Distribution and Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities.
  • Over the short term (latest quarter compared to previous quarter) output increased in both Wales and the UK (the index has increased by 0.1 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively). The increase in Wales is largely accounted for by increases in the output of Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities, whilst the increase in the UK is largely accounted for by increases in the output of Distribution, Administrative & Support Service Activities and Real Estate Activities.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5017
Email: economic.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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