This Review examines the changes to be introduced to the National Accounts in Blue Book 2015 and their impact on main economic statistics.
The impact on Gross Domestic Product Current Price and Chained Volume Measure annual and quarterly estimates for the period 1997 to 2013.
Gross Domestic Product was estimated to have increased by 0.7% between Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015 and Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2015.
The Index of Services is estimated to have increased by 2.7% in May 2015 compared with May 2014. All of the 4 main components of the services industries increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago.
In June 2015, the amount spent in the retail industry increased by 0.9% compared with June 2014, but decreased by 0.1% compared with May 2015.