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Index of market services

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  • Release date: 19 July 2018
  • Period covered: Quarter 1 2018
  • Next update: 18 October 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 for the Index of Market Services for Wales shows a 0.4 per cent increase when comparing the latest four quarters to the previous four quarters. UK output increased by 2.3 per cent, over the same period. The increase over the longer term in Wales was largely accounted for by an increase in Distribution and Accommodation & Food Service Activities. In the UK, the increase was largely accounted for by Information and Communication and Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities.
  • The short term trend for Wales shows a 0.5 per cent decrease when comparing the latest quarter to the previous quarter. UK output increased by 0.4 per cent, over the same period.


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