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Data showing the short term movements in the output of industries in the production, construction and market services sectors for April to June 2020.

Impact of coronavirus

The data for this period covers the coronavirus pandemic and shows significant decreases across the Short-Term Output Indicators. Potential impacts as a result of this are discussed throughout the report.

Estimates for Wales are typically more volatile than the UK, and as a result comparisons between the two should be made with caution, especially over the shorter term.

There has also been an impact on data collection for this quarter as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Main points

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The overall trend is the indices of market services and production have generally increased since 1999, but the index of construction has fluctuated over the same time period. In the latest quarter, all three indices have had large falls.

 

All three indicators have had the largest quarterly falls since the series began in 1998.

The Index of Market Services for Wales had a 14.8% decrease in the latest quarter compared with the previous quarter in Wales. UK output decreased by 19.4%, over the same period. The fall in Wales was largely accounted for by a decrease in Distribution and Accommodation and Food Service Activities.

The long term trend for Wales shows a 6.0% decrease in the year to June 2020, compared with the previous twelve months. UK output decreased by 4.7% over the same period. These are the largest falls since the series began.

The Index of Production for Wales shows a 13.7% decrease when comparing the latest quarter to the previous quarter. UK output decreased by 16.9% over the same period. The fall in Wales was largely accounted for by a decrease in Transport Equipment.

The long term trend for Wales shows a 4.2% decrease in the year to June 2020, compared with the previous twelve months. UK output decreased by 6.6% over the same period.

The Index of Construction for Wales shows a 31.2% decrease when comparing the latest quarter to the previous quarter. UK output decreased by 35.0% over the same period.

The long term trend for Wales shows an 8.8% decrease in the year to June 2020, compared with the previous twelve months. UK output decreased by 9.3% over the same period.

Reports

Short-term output indicators, April to June 2020 , file type: PDF, file size: 1 MB

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