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Index of market services

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  • Release date: 15 April 2014
  • Period covered: Quarter 4 2013
  • Next update: July 2014
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 for Wales fell by 1.2 per cent whilst UK output increased by 2.2 per cent. The fall in Wales is largely accounted for by a fall in output from Other Service Activities and Financial & Insurance Activities, whilst the increase in the UK is mostly accounted for by Distribution and Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities.
  • Over the shorter term (latest quarter compared to previous quarter) output fell in Wales and increased in the UK (down 1.0 per cent and up 0.9 per cent respectively). The fall in Wales is across several sectors, with the largest fall in the output of Other Service Activities and Information & Communication Activities whilst the increase in the UK is largely accounted for by increases in the output of Administrative & Support Service Activities and Other Service Activities.


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