Key short-term economic indicators
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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%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-3.8Q2 2014:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

116.7Q2 2014:::

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

7,975Aug 2014+22.5% +0.2%+4.0%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,631Aug 2014+0.6% +0.2%+3.3%

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

102.1Sep 2014-0.2% -0.2%+0.3%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

101.6Sep 2014+1.2% +1.4%-0.6%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

118.40Aug 2014-1.5% -4.9%-8.1%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

78.4Sep 2014+1.8% +6.2%+15.0%

Consumption and Investment

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

92.0Sep 2014-0.2% +2.1%+3.7%

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

99.7Sep 2014+0.1% +5.2%+6.0%

New private cars licensed, number

4,376Sep 2014::+34.4%

Loans to households, €m

137,606Aug 2014-0.3% -0.8%-3.7%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

62,632Aug 2014-0.6% -4.0%-8.4%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.22Aug 2014-2.1% +0.9%-5.3%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.35Aug 2014-0.3% +10.2%+15.7%

Production

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

110.2Aug 2014-2.3% -13.0%+21.2%

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.