1.6% increase in Index of Services compared with March 2012
23-May-2013Summary of key points from the Index of Sevices release for March 2013
Video Summary: ONS explaining the three estimates of Gross Domestic Product
23-May-2013The video explains the three estimates of Gross Domestic Product. GDP is the primary indicator of economic activity and, as defined by the United Nations System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93) and the European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA95), can be estimated in three ways, which are theoretically equal. However, as the data collected and processed by ONS are based on a variety of statistical surveys and administrative data, the three estimates can be different. In order to produce a definitive estimate of quarterly or annual GDP, balancing processes are followed.
Summary of Retail Sales, April 2013
22-May-2013Summary of key points from the Retail Sales release for April 2013
Summary of the Index of Production, March 2013
09-May-2013Summary document containing headline data from the Index of Production statistical bulletin March 2013
Summary – Estimation improvement for the consumption of fixed capital May 2013
03-May-2013This article details new methodology used in the calculation for the estimation of consumption of fixed capital.
GDP increased by 0.3% in Q1 2013 compared with Q4 2012
25-Apr-2013Summary of key points from the Gross Domestic Product Preliminary Estimate release for Q1 2013
Index of Services, March 2013
23-May-2013Index of Services shows the monthly movements in gross value added for the service industries, which overall account for around 77% of UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Second Estimate of GDP, Q1 2013
23-May-2013This release contains estimates of the key components of GDP from the output, income and expenditure approaches. Gross Domestic Product measures the chained volume index movements of the UK. The services sector accounts for more than three quarters of total gross domestic product. Figures are adjusted for seasonal variations unless otherwise stated and the reference year is 2009=100.
Retail Sales, April 2013
22-May-2013Contains a first estimate of retail sales in value and volume terms, seasonally and non-seasonally adjusted.
Special events in 2012: Impact of the Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympics on the UK economy
17-May-2013This article reviews the impact of the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 on related economic time series. It will look at the Production, Construction, Services, Retail Sales and Labour Market series to determine which sectors of the economy were most affected. It does not make any attempt to quantify the overall impact of these two events on economic growth, in line with the ONS Special Events policy.
The Economy - International Comparisons
14-May-2013Information on the selected domains and indicators that measure National Well-being. Articles draw together social and economic data from a wide range of government departments and other organisations
Improvements to the methods used to compile Output in the Construction Industry statistics
10-May-2013As part of its commitment to produce trusted statistics to high quality, ONS continuously reviews and improves data sources methods and systems. This article highlights the outcomes of some of the work that has been undertaken to improve the methods used to compile Output in the Construction Industry statistics.
Annex A, Contribution to Growth for Output Components, Q1 2013 Month 2 (Excel sheet 29Kb)
23-May-2013Presents contribution to growth for output components
Annex C, Contribution to Growth for Income Components, Q1 2013 Month 2 (Excel sheet 21Kb)
23-May-2013Presents contribution to growth for income components
Annex E, Output Revisions to Growth, Q1 2013 Month 2 (Excel sheet 29Kb)
23-May-2013Presents growth of output revisions
Index of Services - Publication tables, March 2013 (Excel sheet 1000Kb)
23-May-2013This Excel spreadsheet contains the IOS1, RIOS1 and IOSCOMP tables. Index of Services shows the monthly movements in gross value added for the service industries, which overall account for around 77 % of UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Index of Services - Revision Triangles, March 2013 (ZIP 688Kb)
23-May-2013Revision Triangles are tables that use historical Index of Services data to compare the estimates produced at first publication against the estimates published 12 months later. Index of Services shows the monthly movements in gross value added for the service industries, which overall account for around 77% of UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Second Estimate of GDP Data Tables, Q1 2013 (Excel sheet 1145Kb)
23-May-2013Presents the output GVA, expenditure and income data for GDP estimate