Key Performance Indicators 2021

Invest NI Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) provide information on the size and performance of Invest NI account managed businesses. 

  • KPI Employment Figures 2021
  • KPI Sales Figures 2021
  • KPI External Sales Figures 2021
  • KPI Export Figures 2021
  • The measures presented include the value of sales, external sales, exports and full-time equivalent employment.

    The KPIs show that Invest NI supported businesses account for approximately 75% of NI exports and almost 80% of NI external sales (sales outside NI).

    Invest NI supports businesses across a wide range of industry sectors, with more than 36,000 jobs in Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing and more than 33,000 jobs in Financial, Professional and Business Services.

  • Employment by Sector

    KPI Employment by sector
  • Sales by Sector

    KPI Employment by sales
  • External Sales account for almost 80% of total sales generated by Invest NI supported businesses, with sales to Great Britain accounting for 56% of external sales.

    Exports account for just over a third of total sales by Invest NI supported businesses, with exports to the EU accounting for just over 50% of all exports.

    The largest export markets for Invest NI supported businesses are the Republic of Ireland (£2.3bn), the US (£1.6bn) and Germany (£0.4bn).

  • Sales by Market

    Sales by market
  • Employment by Council Area

    Employment by Council Area