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Release: Index of Services, August 2012

Released: 25 October 2012 Next edition: 27 November 2012

Contact

Harry Duff

Business Indicators and Balance of Payments

ios.enquiries@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456771

Categories: Economy, National Accounts, National Income, Expenditure and Output

Frequency of release: Monthly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK and GB

  • The seasonally adjusted Index of Services was estimated to have increased by 1.7 per cent in August 2012 compared with August 2011.

  • Three of the four service sector components were estimated to have increased in the most recent month compared with the same month a year ago.

  • Government & other services was estimated to have increased by 3.2 per cent and business services & finance increased by 1.2 per cent. These were the largest contributions to the increase.

  • Between July 2012 and August 2012, service sector output was estimated to have increased by 1.0 per cent.

  • The earliest period open for revision in this release is July 2012.

Shows the monthly movements in gross value added for the service industries, which overall account for around 75 per cent of UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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