Key short-term economic indicators
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National accounts

GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

45,619Q4 2014:+0.2%+4.1%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

39,336Q4 2014:+2.3%+6.3%

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

20,909Q4 2014:+1.3%+2.1%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

6,527Q4 2014:-0.1%-3.1%

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

7,604Q4 2014:+0.7%+7.5%

International accounts

Exports of goods (SA), €m

8,351Jan 2015-5.0% +10.6%+16.9%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,460Jan 2015-0.7% -4.0%+8.0%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

3,718Q4 2014:-129+879

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

100.9Feb 2015+0.6% -0.6%-0.5%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

105.1Feb 2015+0.9% +2.6%+5.2%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

119.94Jan 2015+1.3% +3.3%-7.3%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

80.0Feb 2015-0.4% -1.4%+14.9%

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

15,384Feb 2015::+29.2%

Loans to households, €m

134,716Jan 2015-0.3% -0.7%-3.2%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

60,066Jan 2015-0.9% -3.1%-8.1%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.26Jan 2015-10.4% -3.0%+8.3%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

5.80Jan 2015-1.4% -2.0%-9.5%

Production

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

115.0Jan 2015-0.1% -9.3%+11.7%

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.