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Key short-term economic indicators

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ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

52,573Q4 2015:+2.7%+9.3%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

44,124Q4 2015:+3.4%+5.0%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-3.1Q4 2015:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

93.8Q4 2015:::

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

22,914Q4 2015:+1.0%+3.3%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

6,604Q4 2015:-1.4%-7.0%

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

12,627Q4 2015:+2.9%+28.4%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

8,571Mar 2016-2.1% -16.4%-1.6%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,465Mar 2016-12.2% -31.3%-22.2%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

2,773Q4 2015:+327+331

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

1,976.5Q1 2016:-0.3%+2.4%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

7.9Apr 2016-2.5% -8.1%-19.4%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

312.7Apr 2016-1.4% -3.3%-10.7%

Average weekly earnings, €

712.75Q4 2015:+3.0%+1.4%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2011=100

101.4Apr 2016+0.2% +1.0%-0.1%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

104.7Apr 2016-0.4% -0.9%-3.8%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

109.529Mar 2016-2.6% -2.8%-8.1%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

86.7Mar 2016+0.3% -0.1%+7.4%

Consumption and Investment


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

99.5Mar 2016-2.1% +2.5%+3.1%

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

112.4Mar 2016-2.1% +2.7%+5.2%

New private cars licensed, number

14,847Apr 2016::+12.8%

Loans to households, €m

125,077Mar 20160.0% -0.7%-2.6%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

46,109Mar 2016-1.1% -1.2%-6.1%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.16Mar 2016-2.2% -4.2%-8.4%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.93Mar 2016-0.1% -0.6%+10.7%

Production


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

130.9Mar 2016-13.0% -9.0%-12.4%

Dwellings completions, number

1,032Mar 2016-13.4% -23.7%-6.2%

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