Key short-term economic indicators
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National accounts

GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

44,849Q1 2014:+2.7%+5.1%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

38,052Q1 2014:+0.5%+5.4%

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

20,504Q1 2014:-0.1%+0.9%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

6,600Q1 2014:-2.1%+2.6%

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

6,496Q1 2014:-8.1%+3.1%

International accounts

Exports of goods (SA), €m

7,638Jun 2014-4.0% +10.4%+7.1%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,280Jun 2014-7.4% -4.5%+1.2%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

960Q1 2014:-1,879+179

Labour Market and Earnings

Numbers in employment, 000

1,901.6Q2 2014:+0.7%+1.7%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

11.3Jul 2014-0.9% -3.4%-13.1%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

382.8Jul 2014-0.9% -2.6%-8.6%

Average weekly earnings, €

688.15Q2 2014:-0.6%-1.1%

Prices

Consumer price index, December 2011=100

102.1Jul 2014-0.2% -0.1%+0.3%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

100.1Jul 2014-0.1% +0.3%-2.4%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

123.20Jun 2014-1.0% -1.8%-10.4%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

75.3Jul 2014+2.0% +7.4%+13.4%

Consumption and Investment

Retail sales index, Value(SA), 2005=100

95.1Jul 2014+5.5% +6.1%+5.9%

Retail sales index, Volume (SA), 2005=100

102.6Jul 2014+8.2% +6.5%+8.6%

New private cars licensed, number

14,037Jul 2014::+50.8%

Loans to households, €m

139,957Jun 2014-0.1% -1.0%-3.9%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

69,612Jun 2014-2.2% -3.4%-7.3%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.15Jun 2014-1.3% -2.2%-1.9%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.11Jun 2014+6.6% +7.1%+13.0%

Production

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

103.4Jun 2014-18.2% -5.6%+3.4%

Dwellings completions, number

1,085May 2014+41.6% +77.6%+78.7%

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