"It is wrong to say that the Northern Ireland economy is outgrowing the UK average"

Press/Media: Expert Comment


Article in Newsletter considering data on Northern Ireland's comparative rate of economic growth late 2019-early 2023


using the most up-to-date ONS (1 September 2023) data for UK comparing economic growth in Northern Ireland (NI Composite Economic Index) to UK average. Start 2021-Quarter 1 2023 NI growth 8.7%, UK growth 11%. This was also the period coinciding with the Protocol, post-Brexit trading arrangements.

Period15 Sept 2023

Media contributions


Media contributions


  • Northern Ireland economy
  • Economic growth
  • regional economic growth
  • national income data
  • GDP
  • GDP growth
  • regional economic comparisons
  • Post-Brexit trading arrangements
  • Protocol