Key short-term economic indicators
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National accounts

GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

44,849Q1 2014:+2.7%+5.1%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

38,052Q1 2014:+0.5%+5.4%

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

20,504Q1 2014:-0.1%+0.9%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

6,600Q1 2014:-2.1%+2.6%

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

6,496Q1 2014:-8.1%+3.1%

International accounts

Exports of goods (SA), €m

7,889May 2014+14.6% +9.1%+11.3%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,546May 2014+13.5% +12.0%+12.9%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

960Q1 2014:-1,879+179

Labour Market and Earnings

Numbers in employment, 000

1,888.2Q1 2014:-1.1%+2.3%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

11.6Jun 2014-0.9% -3.3%-12.8%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

386.2Jun 2014-1.1% -2.5%-8.4%

Average weekly earnings, €

689.88Q1 2014:+0.2%-0.4%

Prices

Consumer price index, December 2011=100

102.3Jun 2014+0.1% +0.2%+0.4%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

99.9May 2014+0.1% 0%-3.1%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

124.49May 2014-0.3% -1.7%-8.9%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

71.7May 2014+2.3% +3.0%+10.6%

Consumption and Investment

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

90.0May 2014+0.6% +0.6%+4.0%

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

97.0May 2014+0.8% +1.0%+6.1%

New private cars licensed, number

3,390Jun 2014::+2.9%

Loans to households, €m

146,041Mar 2014-0.1% -1.2%-3.8%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

76,785Mar 2014-0.7% -0.9%-6.1%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.22Mar 2014+2.2% -0.9%+1.9%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.57Mar 2014+0.9% +0.6%+15.3%

Production

Industrial production index (All industry, SA), 2005=100

119.7Apr 2014+2.6% +12.1%+11.9%

Dwellings completions, number

1,085May 2014+41.6% +77.6%+78.7%

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