|Monthly Services Index (Base Year 2015 = 100)|
|Value Index||Monthly % change||Annual % change|
The seasonally adjusted monthly services value index decreased by -0.7% in March 2019 when compared with February 2019, while in the year to March 2019 there was an increase of 13.1%.
On a monthly basis, Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (+7.1%), Administrative and Support Service Activities (+1.6%), Transportation and Storage (+0.9%) and Accommodation and Food Service Activities (+0.5%) recorded increases. Decreases were recorded in Other Service Activities (-10.2%), Wholesale and Retail Trade (-5.0%) and Information and Communication (-0.3%)
On an annual basis, the sectors showing increases since March 2018 were Information and Communication (+42.9%), Accommodation and Food Service Activities (+11.1%), Transportation and Storage (+9.5%), Other Service Activities (+0.4%) and Wholesale and Retail Trade (+0.1%). Administrative and Support Service Activities (-8.9%) and Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (-8.1%) showed decreases in the year to the end of March 2019.