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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

9,238Apr 2016+2.8% -1.5%-5.2%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

4,704Apr 2016-10.7% +2.7%-17.2%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

2,773Q4 2015:+327+331

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

1,976.5Q1 2016:-0.3%+2.4%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

7.8May 2016-1.3% -6.0%-18.8%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

309.2May 2016-1.2% -3.6%-11.0%

Average weekly earnings, €

707.99Q1 2016:-0.3%+1.1%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2011=100

101.9May 2016+0.5% +1.1%0%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

104.5May 2016-0.2% -0.3%-1.6%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

109.696Apr 2016-0.2% -3.1%-8.2%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

87.2May 2016+0.2% +0.9%+6.9%

Consumption and Investment


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

99.9May 2016+0.6% -1.4%+5.3%

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

113.7May 2016+0.6% -0.8%+8.1%

New private cars licensed, number

10,125May 2016::+12.2%

Loans to households, €m

125,387Apr 2016-0.1% -0.5%-2.4%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

46,041Apr 20160.0% -1.3%-5.5%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.08Apr 2016-2.5% -3.1%-10.2%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

6.98Apr 2016+0.7% +1.6%+9.4%

Production


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

142.7Apr 2016+8.2% -16.2%+4.7%

Dwellings completions, number

1,149Apr 2016+11.3% +24.9%+21.5%

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