The seasonally adjusted monthly services value index fell by 1.1% in February, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office.

There was also an annual decrease of 1%, according to the statistics.

The CSO’s monthly index monitors trends in output at current prices of enterprises in the non-financial traded services sector.

It shows that the accommodation and food services sector fell by 2.9%, wholesale and retail trade fell by 1.6% and information and communication dropped by 1.9%.

However administrative and support services activities rose by 3%; professional, scientific and technical activities increased by 1.7% and transportation and storage gained 0.7%.