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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

66,639Q4 2016:+2.5%+6.6%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

55,027Q4 2016:+3.2%+10.1%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-0.3Q2 2017:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

74.3Q2 2017:::

Personal consumption expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

23,786Q4 2016:+0.7%+2.2%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,172Q4 2016:+1.4%+5.7%

Gross fixed capital formation (Constant prices, SA), €m

29,005Q4 2016:+85.7%+149.8%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

9,005Aug 2017-4.2% -14.0%-15.8%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

5,406Aug 2017+1.6% -21.9%-9.6%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

-872Q2 2017:-9,442+781

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,063.0Q2 2017:+0.9%+2.4%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

6.1Sep 20170% 0%-18.7%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

249.2Sep 2017-0.1% -3.9%-14.4%

Average weekly earnings, €

722.65Q2 2017:-0.2%+2.2%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

100.8Sep 2017-0.6% -0.2%+0.2%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

101.9Sep 2017-0.5% -2.7%-2.7%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

122.861Aug 2017-1.0% +0.1%+12.0%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

97.3Aug 2017+0.7% +2.6%+8.5%

Consumption and Investment


Retail sales index, Value(SA), 2010=100

117.2Aug 2017-0.4% +0.9%+2.6%

Retail sales index, Volume (SA), 2010=100

130.4Aug 2017-4.2% +1.3%+4.7%

New private cars licensed, number

4,828Sep 2017::-17.4%

Loans to households, €m

120,241Aug 20170.0% +0.3%+0.2%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

41,057Aug 2017-0.2% -0.7%-2.3%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.18Aug 2017-1.2% +1.0%+6.4%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.98Aug 2017+0.1% -0.1%-0.1%

Production


Industrial production index (All industry, SA), 2010=100

160.6Aug 2017+2.4% -4.3%+2.4%

Dwellings completions, number

1,606Aug 2017-7.9% -4.7%+13.5%

SA = Seasonally adjusted
: = not available/not relevant
The mini-graphs above cover a period of 6 years.