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Index of market services

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  • Release date: 23 January 2018
  • Period covered: Quarter 3 2017
  • Next update: 19 April 2018
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 2.6 per cent in Wales and up 2.3 per cent in the UK). The increase in Wales is largely accounted for by increases in output from Distribution and Information & Communication. The increase in the UK is mostly accounted for by Information and Communication and Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities.
  • Over the short term (latest quarter compared to previous quarter) output increased by 0.1 per cent in Wales and increased by 0.5 per cent the UK.


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