The Indicators of Service Sector Production (IPROSS) increased by 3.8% on year-over-year data in Catalonia in the third quarter of 2016. Furthermore, the Indicators of Service Sector Activity (IASS) also showed a 2.5% increase with respect to one year ago, since trade increased by 1.2% and the other services showed a 4.5% increase. Within the other services, highlighted professional, scientific and technical activities sector with an increase of 7.9%, information and comunication with an increase of 7.0% and administrative activities and auxiliary with an increase of 6.3%.
The activity and production indicators in the services sector measure the short-term evolution in the activities of companies operating in the Retail, Transport and storage, Hostelry, Information and communication, Professional, scientific and technical activities, Administrative activities and auxiliary services and company services. The most important indicator when analysing the short-term economic performance is the IPROSS, as its results best reflect the real evolution of the GVA in the services sector.
Based on the data from the INE's activity index in the services sector (IASS), every quarter Idescat draws up a short-term report on the indicators in the services sector. This report includes the general index (IASS) of turnover broken down into five sectors and the production indicator in the services sector (IPROSS). The latter is obtained from the aggregate value added index (IAVASS) once the influence of prices on the economic activity (deflator) is eliminated.