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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

78,828Q4 2018:+0.1%+2.6%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

61,823Q4 2018:-2.4%-0.5%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

4.9Q4 2018:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

64.8Q4 2018:::

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

25,664Q4 2018:+0.5%+2.6%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,817Q4 2018:+0.4%+5.9%

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

21,807Q4 2018:+10.1%+42.6%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

13,220Feb 2019-4.4% +9.0%+20.0%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

6,925Feb 2019+4.0% -8.9%-1.0%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

178Q4 2018:-8,926-9,233

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,281.3Q4 2018:+0.4%+2.3%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

5.4Mar 2019-3.6% -5.3%-6.9%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

194.8Mar 2019-1.2% -4.3%-16.1%

Average weekly earnings, €

761.65Q4 2018:+2.5%+4.1%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

102.0Mar 2019+0.8% +0.9%+1.1%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

102.0Jan 2018-1.2% -1.2%-4.9%

Agricultural output price index, 2015=100

103.98Feb 2019+0.1% -0.8%-2.6%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

106.4Feb 2019-0.1% -1.0%+4.3%

Consumption and Investment


Retail sales index, Value(SA), 2015=100

111.4Feb 2019+1.6% +1.0%+4.4%

Retail sales index, Volume (SA), 2015=100

118.4Feb 2019+2.1% +0.6%+5.1%

New private cars licensed, number

14,404Mar 2019::-10.5%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.07Feb 2019-1.6% +0.3%+1.0%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.93Feb 2019-0.1% -0.9%+0.6%

Production


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

158.1Feb 2018-3.9% -3.2%+3.5%

Dwellings completions, number

1,740Feb 2018+22.7% -22.6%+37.8%

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