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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

2.2Q4 2016:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

75.4Q4 2016:::

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

9,555Apr 2017-11.7% -9.6%-2.0%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

6,164Apr 2017+8.9% +11.5%+10.0%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

-11,132Q4 2016:-21,210-18,299

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,045.1Q1 2017:-0.1%+3.5%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

6.4May 20170% -5.9%-23.8%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

264.7May 2017-0.8% -3.9%-14.2%

Average weekly earnings, €

723.08Q1 2017:+0.9%+1.4%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

100.9May 2017-0.2% +0.8%+0.2%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

105.7May 2017-0.8% -1.5%+1.1%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

119.515Apr 2017+1.3% +1.2%+8.9%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

94.8Apr 2017+0.5% +2.9%+9.0%

Consumption and Investment


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

114.2Apr 2017-1.0% -2.0%-0.9%

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

125.9Apr 2017-0.6% -1.3%+1.6%

New private cars licensed, number

9,581May 2017::-5.4%

Loans to households, €m

120,761Apr 20170.0% 0.0%-0.4%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

42,356Apr 2017+0.9% +0.6%-3.8%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.19Apr 2017+5.3% +3.6%+3.6%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.01Apr 2017+0.3% -0.7%+0.4%

Production


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

163.7Apr 2017+7.8% -4.1%-1.1%

Dwellings completions, number

1,389Mar 2017+10.0% -10.7%+34.6%

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