Service Industries Continue To Improve

The value of the service industry in Ireland increased by 1.4% in July when compared with June, while in the year to July, there was an increase of 5.3%.

The figures have been released by the Central Statistics Office through its Monthly Services Index, which measures the value of the service industries across the country.

For the month, Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities increased 4.1%, Information and Communication increased 3.5% and Administrative and Support Service Activities increased 1.7%.

Accommodation and Food Service Activities rose 0.6%, while Other Service Activities fell -0.9% and Wholesale and Retail Trade fell -0.3%.

On an annual basis, Information and Communication rose 16.4%, Other Service Activities rose 8.7%, Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities rose 5.9% and Accommodation and Food Service Activities rose 2.1%, Transportation and Storage increased 0.3% and Wholesale and Retail Trade increased 0.1% when compared with July 2013. Administrative and Support Service Activities fell -0.1% in the same period.


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