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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

-2.0Q1 2017:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

74.3Q1 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

10,176May 2017+6.8% -6.4%+6.8%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

5,874May 2017-8.1% -10.8%-8.2%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

8,570Q1 2017:+6,210+1,238

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

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

Unemployment rate (SA), %

6.3Jun 2017-1.6% -4.5%-24.1%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

259.2Jun 2017-1.8% -4.5%-15.0%

Average weekly earnings, €

723.08Q1 2017:+0.9%+1.4%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

101.0Jun 2017+0.1% +0.3%-0.4%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

104.7Jun 2017-0.9% -2.4%-0.4%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

122.250May 2017+2.2% +3.9%+10.7%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

94.8May 20170% +1.8%+8.7%

Consumption and Investment


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

115.3May 2017+0.7% -1.3%+0.8%

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

127.2May 2017+0.8% -0.7%+3.2%

New private cars licensed, number

3,585Jun 2017::-13.5%

Loans to households, €m

120,530May 2017-0.1% +0.1%-0.2%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

42,039May 2017-0.4% +1.0%-3.7%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.15May 2017-1.3% +1.9%+1.0%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.98May 2017-0.4% -1.4%+0.7%

Production


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

167.8May 2017+2.4% +13.5%+6.0%

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.