Key short-term economic indicators
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National accounts

GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

40,375Q4 2013:-2.3%-0.6%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

34,786Q4 2013:+0.2%+4.3%

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

20,335Q4 2013:-0.6%-1.3%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

6,182Q4 2013:+0.2%+0.9%

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

4,894Q4 2013:+3.1%+20.0%

Interantional accounts

Exports of goods (SA), €m

7,232Feb 2014+0.8% +3.7%+3.7%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,022Feb 2014-1.7% -9.0%+3.2%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

3,330Q4 2013:-95+435

Labour Market and Earnings

Numbers in employment, 000

1,909.8Q4 2013:+0.6%+3.3%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

11.8Mar 2014-0.8% -2.5%-13.9%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

396.9Mar 2014-0.5% -1.6%-7.0%

Average weekly earnings, €

687.28Q4 2013:+1.5%-0.6%

Prices

Consumer price index, December 2011=100

102.1Mar 2014+0.7% +0.7%+0.2%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

99.9Feb 2014-0.2% -1.9%-1.7%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

126.88Feb 2014-2.1% -2.3%-2.8%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

69.6Feb 2014+0.1% -0.3%+8.1%

Consumption and Investment

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

89.6Feb 2014-1.9% +1.0%+2.9%

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

95.9Feb 2014-1.5% +1.4%+4.9%

New private cars licensed, number

11,485Mar 2014::+8.4%

Loans to households, €m

146,836Jan 2014-0.8% -1.3%-4.1%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

78,989Jan 2014-0.1% -1.9%-5.8%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.01Jan 2014-7.4% -9.9%-5.9%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.48Jan 2014-0.8% +0.8%+15.1%

Production

Industrial production index (All industry, SA), 2005=100

111.8Feb 2014+5.3% +3.7%+5.4%

Dwellings completions, number

611Feb 2014-9.6% -33.4%+1.2%

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