UK Index of Services edged down 0.8% between August and September, largest negative contribution from information and communication; monthly services output now 0.6% below pre-pandemic level: ONS

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LONDON , November 11, 2022 (press release) –

Movements in the volume of output for the UK services industries. Figures are seasonally adjusted.

Main points

  • Monthly services output fell by 0.8% between August and September 2022 and is now 0.6% below February 2020, which was the last month of “normal” trading conditions before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • The Index of Services (IoS) saw falls in 9 of the 14 sectors during September 2022, with information and communication seeing the largest fall, contributing negative 0.29 percentage points to IoS (with growth falling by 3.2%).
  • 8 of the 14 services sectors are above their February 2020 pre-coronavirus pandemic level, with the largest percentage increase being professional, scientific and technical activities (10.7%).
  • Services output for Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2022 was flat, compared with Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2022.
  • For further and detailed analysis of the effect on our monthly IoS estimate, please see our GDP monthly estimate, UK: September 2022 article published on 11 November 2022.

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