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Monthly Services Index

November 2018 (Provisional) October 2018 (Final)

Monthly Services Index
(Base Year 2015 = 100)
     Value Index        Monthly % changeAnnual % change
November 2018122.8-0.710.8
October 2018123.70.813.5
November 2017110.81.73.2

Monthly Services decreased by 0.7% in November 2018

Figure 1 Monthly Services Index
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The seasonally adjusted monthly services value index decreased by 0.7% in November 2018 when compared with October 2018 while in the year to November 2018, there was an increase of 10.8%.

On a monthly basis, Transportation and Storage (+8.6%), Administrative and Support Service Activities (+7.5%) and Other Service Activities (+4.4%) recorded increases.  Decreases were recorded in Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (-11.5%), Accommodation and Food Service Activities (-1.7%), Information and Communication (-1.6%) and Wholesale and Retail Trade (-0.6%).

On an annual basis, the sectors showing increases since November 2017 were Information and Communication (+28.1%), Administrative and Support Service Activities (+21.3%), Transportation and Storage (+17.6%), Accommodation and Food Service Activities (+6.2%) and Wholesale and Retail Trade (+4.5%), Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (-18.7%) and Other Service Activities (-3.1%) showed decreases in the year to end November 2018.