Key short-term economic indicators
Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts

GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

45,611Q2 2014:+1.5%+6.5%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

37,983Q2 2014:+0.6%+7.0%

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

20,635Q2 2014:+0.3%+1.3%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

6,910Q2 2014:+3.8%+8.0%

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

7,283Q2 2014:+9.1%+19.1%

International accounts

Exports of goods (SA), €m

6,488Jul 2014-15.9% -5.7%-11.5%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,687Jul 2014+7.2% +17.0%+10.4%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

2,942Q2 2014:+1,982+1,616

Labour Market and Earnings

Numbers in employment, 000

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

Unemployment rate (SA), %

11.1Sep 2014-0.9% -2.6%-11.9%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

374.8Sep 2014-1.2% -3.0%-9.4%

Average weekly earnings, €

688.15Q2 2014:-0.6%-1.1%

Prices

Consumer price index, December 2011=100

102.3Aug 2014+0.2% +0.1%+0.4%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

100.4Aug 2014+0.3% +0.5%-2.0%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

120.20Jul 2014-2.4% -3.8%-9.5%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

77.0Aug 2014+2.3% +7.4%+14.9%

Consumption and Investment

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

92.9Aug 2014-1.3% +3.0%+5.3%

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

99.9Aug 2014-2.9% +3.0%+6.8%

New private cars licensed, number

6,201Aug 2014::+37.7%

Loans to households, €m

137,981Jul 2014-0.4% -1.0%-3.9%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

62,981Jul 2014-1.3% -3.4%-8.2%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

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

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.37Jul 2014+3.7% +13.0%+16.4%

Production

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

111.1Jul 2014+12.8% -13.9%+20.0%

Dwellings completions, number

992Jul 2014+11.3% +29.5%+40.7%

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