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Release: Index of Services, Evaluation Report, 2007

Released: 29 March 2007

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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).

The article is an outline of the final evaluation report submitted for the Total Index of Services to be classified as a National Statistic. It provides an overview of the:

  • Background of the IoS

  • Conceptual basis for the IoS

  • Data sources used to measure the IoS

  • Quality assurance procedures and interactions with Quarterly National Accounts

  • Evaluation of the IoS to determine suitability to be a National Statistic

  • Outstanding issues

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