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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

78,088Q4 2017:+3.2%+7.8%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

65,818Q4 2017:+6.3%+7.6%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

3.1Q4 2017:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

68.0Q4 2017:::

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

24,625Q4 2017:+0.3%+1.9%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,302Q4 2017:+0.8%+1.9%

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

14,697Q4 2017:+6.1%-40.9%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

10,373Mar 2018-4.9% -2.7%-6.1%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

6,344Mar 2018-8.7% -9.5%+2.5%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

14,904Q4 2017:+416+12,544

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,231.0Q4 2017:+1.1%+3.1%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

5.9Apr 2018-1.7% -4.8%-13.2%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

229.6Apr 2018-1.3% -3.7%-14.0%

Average weekly earnings, €

734.60Q4 2017:+2.4%+2.5%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

100.7Apr 2018-0.2% +1.0%-0.4%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

102.0Jan 2018-1.2% -1.2%-4.9%

Agricultural output price index, 2015=100

104.23Mar 2018-1.4% -3.8%+0.5%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

102.0Mar 2018+0.5% +1.2%+8.2%

Consumption and Investment


Retail sales index, Value(SA), 2015=100

100.6Mar 2018-3.5% -3.9%-4.1%

Retail sales index, Volume (SA), 2015=100

107.4Mar 2018-2.3% -3.3%-2.7%

New private cars licensed, number

11,557Apr 2018::-13.9%

Loans to households, €m

116,868Mar 2018+0.1% -0.2%+0.3%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

41,209Mar 2018+0.2% -0.9%-0.3%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

2.96Mar 2018-2.6% -2.3%-2.3%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.91Mar 2018+3.7% +4.2%-2.1%

Production


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

158.1Feb 2018-3.9% -3.2%+3.5%

Dwellings completions, number

1,740Feb 2018+22.7% -22.6%+37.8%

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