Key short-term economic indicators
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National accounts

GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

48,849Q1 2015:+1.4%+6.1%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

41,803Q1 2015:-0.8%+6.2%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-5.4Q1 2015:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

104.7Q1 2015:::

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

22,412Q1 2015:+1.2%+3.6%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,049Q1 2015:-0.4%+7.2%

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

9,207Q1 2015:-3.1%+7.4%

International accounts

Exports of goods (SA), €m

9,019May 2015-4.6% +2.3%+10.4%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

5,046May 2015+3.9% -3.3%-1.8%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

1,625Q1 2015:-817+2,238

Labour Market and Earnings

Numbers in employment, 000

1,929.5Q1 2015:-0.5%+2.2%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

9.7Jun 20150% -1.0%-14.9%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

344.9Jun 2015-0.7% -1.9%-10.6%

Average weekly earnings, €

696.03Q1 2015:-0.9%+0.5%

Prices

Consumer price index, December 2011=100

102.2Jun 2015+0.3% +0.7%-0.1%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

106.5Jun 2015+0.3% -2.0%+6.3%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

117.722May 2015-1.7% -2.9%-5.5%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

81.7Jun 2015+0.1% +1.2%+10.7%

Consumption and Investment

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

93.2Jun 2015-1.7% -2.7%+3.1%

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

101.0Jun 2015-3.9% -4.9%+5.4%

New private cars licensed, number

3,924Jun 2015::+15.8%

Loans to households, €m

131,277Apr 2015-0.3% -0.7%-3.0%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

54,718Apr 2015-0.7% -2.8%-8.7%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.36Apr 2015-1.8% +3.1%+5.7%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.38Apr 2015+1.9% +10.0%+21.5%

Production

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

127.3May 2015-7.8% -18.0%-4.4%

Dwellings completions, number

1,100Mar 2015+31.6% -7.5%+37.0%

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