Key short-term economic indicators
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National accounts

GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

45,446Q3 2014:+0.1%+3.6%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

38,100Q3 2014:+0.5%+2.5%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-4.0Q3 2014:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

114.8Q3 2014:::

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

20,536Q3 2014:0.0%-0.1%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

6,651Q3 2014:-0.9%-1.3%

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

7,210Q3 2014:-0.8%+7.3%

International accounts

Exports of goods (SA), €m

8,797Dec 2014+25.1% +14.2%+13.8%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,555Dec 2014-4.2% 0.0%+5.4%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

3,847Q3 2014:+905+1,160

Labour Market and Earnings

Numbers in employment, 000

1,938.9Q4 2014:+0.6%+1.5%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

10.1Feb 2015-1.9% -2.9%-15.8%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

355.6Feb 2015-1.2% -3.2%-10.8%

Average weekly earnings, €

704.34Q4 2014:+5.0%+2.3%

Prices

Consumer price index, December 2011=100

100.3Jan 2015-0.8% -1.5%-0.6%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

104.2Jan 2015+2.2% +2.1%+4.1%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

118.10Dec 2014+1.5% +3.0%-9.5%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

80.3Jan 2015-1.4% -0.5%+15.5%

Consumption and Investment

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

94.6Jan 2015+2.9% +3.4%+5.5%

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

104.4Jan 2015+3.3% +4.9%+8.9%

New private cars licensed, number

20,105Jan 2015::+25.9%

Loans to households, €m

135,158Dec 20140.0% -0.9%-3.7%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

60,309Dec 2014-2.3% -1.7%-7.2%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.64Dec 2014+2.8% +6.1%+12.0%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

5.94Dec 2014-20.9% -21.5%-7.9%

Production

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

114.5Dec 2014-12.7% -1.5%+15.2%

Dwellings completions, number

1,189Dec 2014+15.3% +0.5%+35.7%

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