|Monthly Services Index (Base Year 2015 = 100)|
|Value Index||Monthly % change||Annual % change|
The seasonally adjusted monthly services value index increased by 2.9% in January 2019 when compared with December 2018 while in the year to January 2019, there was an increase of 6.3%.
On a monthly basis, Information and Communication (+9.7%), Other Service Activities (+6.8%) and Transportation and Storage (+0.4%) recorded increases. Decreases were recorded in Administrative and Support Service Activities (-5.5%), Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (-2.9%), Accommodation and Food Service Activities (-1.6%) and Wholesale and Retail Trade (-0.3%).
On an annual basis, the sectors showing increases since January 2018 were Information and Communication (+21.6%), Transportation and Storage (+14.6%), Accommodation and Food Service Activities (+6.4%) and Wholesale and Retail Trade (+0.3%). Administrative and Support Service Activities (-14.2%), Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (-9.9%) and Other Service Activities (-7.2%) showed decreases in the year to the end of January 2019.