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Key short-term economic indicators

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ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

52,573Q4 2015:+2.7%+9.3%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

44,124Q4 2015:+3.4%+5.0%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-3.1Q4 2015:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

93.8Q4 2015:::

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

22,914Q4 2015:+1.0%+3.3%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

6,604Q4 2015:-1.4%-7.0%

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

12,627Q4 2015:+2.9%+28.4%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

8,758Feb 2016-6.6% -7.2%-2.3%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,986Feb 2016+8.9% -18.5%-3.8%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

2,773Q4 2015:+327+331

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

1,983.0Q4 2015:0%+2.3%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

8.6Mar 2016-2.3% -4.4%-12.2%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

317.8Mar 2016-0.9% -3.2%-9.6%

Average weekly earnings, €

712.75Q4 2015:+3.0%+1.4%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2011=100

101.2Mar 2016+0.4% 0%-0.3%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

105.1Mar 2016+0.3% -0.6%-3.3%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

112.485Feb 2016-0.3% -0.4%-7.8%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

86.7Mar 2016+0.3% -0.1%+7.4%

Consumption and Investment


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

99.5Mar 2016-2.1% +2.5%+3.1%

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

112.4Mar 2016-2.1% +2.7%+5.2%

New private cars licensed, number

20,096Mar 2016::+17.8%

Loans to households, €m

125,234Feb 2016-0.4% -0.9%-2.7%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

46,867Feb 2016-0.3% -2.3%-6.9%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.23Feb 2016+1.6% -5.0%-3.9%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.94Feb 2016+1.0% +3.4%+12.5%

Production


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

149.8Feb 2016-12.3% +2.8%-1.3%

Dwellings completions, number

1,192Feb 2016+29.6% -5.5%+42.6%

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