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

8,525Feb 2015+2.9% +21.2%+17.8%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,723Feb 2015+6.1% -0.7%+15.8%

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), %

10.0Mar 2015-1.0% -3.8%-16.0%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

350.6Mar 2015-1.3% -3.6%-11.5%

Average weekly earnings, €

704.34Q4 2014:+5.0%+2.3%

Prices

Consumer price index, December 2011=100

101.5Mar 2015+0.6% +0.4%-0.6%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

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

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

121.35Feb 2015+0.9% +3.7%-4.8%

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

93.5Feb 2015-0.4% +2.1%+4.5%

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

103.6Feb 2015-0.2% +3.3%+8.3%

New private cars licensed, number

17,054Mar 2015::+48.5%

Loans to households, €m

132,626Feb 2015-0.6% -1.2%-3.5%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

57,860Feb 2015-0.7% -3.9%-8.3%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.38Feb 2015+3.7% -4.5%+7.3%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.17Feb 2015+6.4% +3.2%-4.5%

Production

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

141.5Feb 2015+18.0% +10.4%+31.8%

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.