Key short-term economic indicators
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National accounts

GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

45,446Q3 2014:+0.1%+3.6%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

38,100Q3 2014:+0.5%+2.5%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-4.0Q3 2014:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

114.8Q3 2014:::

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

20,536Q3 2014:0.0%-0.1%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

6,651Q3 2014:-0.9%-1.3%

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

7,210Q3 2014:-0.8%+7.3%

International accounts

Exports of goods (SA), €m

7,029Nov 2014-6.9% -12.3%0.0%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,724Nov 2014+1.7% +2.0%+4.0%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

3,847Q3 2014:+905+1,160

Labour Market and Earnings

Numbers in employment, 000

1,926.9Q3 2014:+1.3%+1.5%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

10.6Dec 2014-0.9% -3.6%-13.1%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

363.9Dec 2014-0.9% -2.9%-9.9%

Average weekly earnings, €

671.70Q3 2014:-1.9%-0.8%

Prices

Consumer price index, December 2011=100

101.1Dec 2014-0.4% -1.0%-0.3%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

102.0Dec 2014-0.4% +0.4%+2.3%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

116.40Nov 2014+0.3% -1.0%-10.4%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

81.1Nov 2014+0.5% +5.3%+16.2%

Consumption and Investment

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

91.1Nov 2014-0.2% -1.1%+2.2%

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

99.3Nov 2014+0.2% -0.1%+4.7%

New private cars licensed, number

920Dec 2014::+44.0%

Loans to households, €m

136,393Oct 2014-0.6% -0.8%-3.8%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

61,793Oct 2014+0.4% -1.0%-8.1%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.29Oct 2014+4.4% +3.5%-0.9%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.37Oct 2014+3.7% +13.0%+16.4%

Production

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

132.9Nov 2014+4.1% +17.2%+33.0%

Dwellings completions, number

1,189Dec 2014+15.3% +0.5%+35.7%

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