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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

9,487Jul 2017-3.6% -1.4%+4.4%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

5,281Jul 2017-19.9% -21.4%-13.1%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

-872Q2 2017:-9,442+781

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,063.0Q2 2017:+0.9%+2.4%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

6.1Aug 2017-1.6% -1.6%-22.8%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

248.5Aug 2017-2.9% -5.8%-16.8%

Average weekly earnings, €

722.65Q2 2017:-0.2%+2.2%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

101.4Aug 2017+0.4% +0.5%+0.4%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

102.4Aug 2017-1.1% -3.1%-2.4%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

124.146Jul 2017+0.4% +3.8%+13.4%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

96.6Jul 2017+1.2% +1.9%+9.6%

Consumption and Investment


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

121.8Jul 2017+8.9% +6.9%-0.2%

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

136.8Jul 2017+11.9% +9.0%+2.1%

New private cars licensed, number

8,105Aug 2017::-17.1%

Loans to households, €m

120,410Jul 2017+0.1% +0.2%+0.1%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

41,061Jul 2017-1.5% -0.9%-3.3%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.22Jul 2017+1.3% +0.9%+3.5%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.97Jul 2017+0.1% -0.6%+0.3%

Production


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

157.0Jul 2017+1.4% -3.9%-10.3%

Dwellings completions, number

1,686May 2017+19.3% +33.5%+30.3%

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