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Key short-term economic indicators

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ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

48,849Q1 2015:+1.4%+6.1%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

41,803Q1 2015:-0.8%+6.2%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-5.4Q1 2015:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

104.7Q1 2015:::

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

22,412Q1 2015:+1.2%+3.6%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,049Q1 2015:-0.4%+7.2%

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

9,207Q1 2015:-3.1%+7.4%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

9,095Jun 2015+0.2% +5.3%+14.7%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,985Jun 2015-4.1% -6.0%+1.4%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

1,625Q1 2015:-817+2,238

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

1,958.7Q2 2015:+1.5%+3.0%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

9.5Aug 20150% -1.0%-14.4%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

343.1Jul 2015-0.6% -1.9%-10.3%

Average weekly earnings, €

697.52Q2 2015:-0.3%+1.8%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2011=100

101.9Jul 2015-0.3% +0.4%-0.2%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

106.9Jul 2015+0.4% -1.7%+6.8%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

118.972Jun 2015+1.0% -0.3%-3.4%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

82.4Jul 2015+0.9% +1.5%+9.4%

Consumption and Investment


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

100.3Jul 2015+9.5% +3.8%+6.6%

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

111.4Jul 2015+11.6% +4.1%+9.9%

New private cars licensed, number

21,290Jul 2015::+51.7%

Loans to households, €m

130,109Jun 2015-0.2% -0.8%-2.8%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

52,883Jun 2015-1.7% -1.8%-7.4%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.38Jun 2015+2.1% -1.2%+7.0%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.47Jun 2015+2.2% +3.4%+14.1%

Production


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

126.7Jun 2015-2.9% -7.9%+31.0%

Dwellings completions, number

1,100Mar 2015+31.6% -7.5%+37.0%

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