This journal gathers some twenty categories of economic activity tables, compiling monthly and quarterly statistics for UK businesses, the economy and British society at large.
The Monthly Digest of Statistics (MDS), published in association with the British Office for National Statistics (ONS), offers a valuable point of reference for administrators and statisticians in government departments, public finance and accounting departments and non-governmental organizations, both academic and public libraries and more general readers with an interest in economic statistics.
Coverage includes such standard statistical topics as producer and consumer price indices, information on industrial output and retail sales, and financial statistics including national accounts, government finance and energy. Also included are figures on sub-regional productivity, breaking out statistics for areas within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The statistics collected also measure activity in areas of life and living, including overseas travel and tourism, discussion of domains and measures for appraising national well-being, communications, including audience figures for radio broadcasting, installed telephones, and internet usage. Among the actuarial statistics included are crime and law enforcement, population estimates by marital status, live births, infant mortality, divorce and death statistics by country and more.