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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

84,556Q2 2019:+0.7%+6.0%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

61,522Q2 2019:-2.8%+0.6%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-2.2Q1 2019:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

65.6Q1 2019:::

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

26,919Q2 2019:+0.8%+2.6%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,978Q2 2019:+1.0%+3.7%

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

48,690Q2 2019:+182.0%+223.3%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

13,671Jul 2019+17.9% +8.3%+14.9%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

7,396Jul 2019+3.5% +1.6%-7.6%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

-26,538Q2 2019:-37,528-37,099

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,300.0Q2 2019:-0.1%+2.0%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

5.2Aug 2019-1.9% 0%-5.5%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

188.5Aug 2019-0.8% -1.5%-11.9%

Average weekly earnings, €

771.12Q2 2019:-0.1%+3.5%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

102.8Aug 2019+0.5% +0.5%+0.7%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

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

Agricultural output price index, 2015=100

102.18Jul 2019-4.7% -1.9%-2.2%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

108.4Jul 2019+0.9% +1.6%+2.3%

Consumption and Investment


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

104.1Jul 2019-4.3% -7.4%-5.7%

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

112.1Jul 2019-4.4% -6.5%-4.4%

New private cars licensed, number

7,202Aug 2019::-6.2%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.08Jul 20190% -3.8%0%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.77Jul 2019-0.5% -1.1%-2.9%

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.