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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

-2.6Q3 2016:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

77.1Q3 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

10,838Jan 2017+7.0% +5.7%+16.4%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

5,093Jan 2017-19.6% -7.2%+2.3%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

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

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,048.1Q4 2016:+0.4%+3.3%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

6.6Feb 2017-1.5% -5.7%-21.4%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

276.0Feb 2017-1.0% -3.3%-13.8%

Average weekly earnings, €

716.07Q4 2016:+1.9%+0.6%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

100.1Feb 2017+0.6% +0.1%+0.5%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

107.3Feb 20170% +0.7%+2.4%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

118.111Jan 2017+2.0% +4.9%+4.3%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

92.1Jan 2017+0.1% +0.5%+6.6%

Consumption and Investment


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

118.0Jan 2017+3.0% +4.1%+2.7%

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

129.1Jan 2017+2.2% +3.9%+4.9%

New private cars licensed, number

16,905Feb 2017::-20.2%

Loans to households, €m

121,756Jan 2017-0.2% -0.2%-0.9%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

42,199Jan 2017-1.0% -1.4%-4.9%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.08Jan 2017-1.9% +0.3%-3.1%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.06Jan 2017-1.4% +2.2%+2.6%

Production


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

173.8Jan 2017+3.4% +7.4%-10.5%

Dwellings completions, number

1,244Jan 2017-20.1% -3.6%+35.2%

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