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Release: Index of Services, Improvements to Timely Measures of Service Sector Output, 2006

Released: 31 March 2006

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Harry Duff

Business Indicators and Balance of Payments

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

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).

This article accompanies the introduction of the new Index of Services First Release and the upgrading of more components of monthly Index of Services (IoS) from experimental to National Statistics status. It covers the background to the growth of the service sector, examines methodological challenges and sets out the present approach used to measure service sector output.
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