|Monthly Services Index|
|(Base Year 2015 = 100)|
|Value Index||Monthly % change||Annual % change|
The seasonally adjusted monthly services value index decreased by 1.8% in March 2018 when compared with February 2018 while in the year to March 2018, there was an increase of 2.5%.
On a monthly basis, Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (+18.3%) and Administrative and Support Service Activities (+2.4%) recorded increases. Decreases were recorded in Information and Communication (-8.4%), Wholesale and Retail trade (-4.4%), Other Services Activities (-3.4%), Transportation and Storage Activities (-2.9%) and Accommodation and Food Services (-1.2%).
On an annual basis, the sectors showing increases since March 2017 were Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (+14.3%), Information and Communication (+2.7%), Wholesale and Retail Trade (+1.5%) and Accommodation and Food Service Activities (+0.7%). Other Service Activities (-12.0%), Administrative and Support Service Activities (-1.2%) and Transportation and Storage (-0.8%) showed decreases in the year to end March 2018.