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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

78,200Q2 2018:+2.5%+9.1%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

59,578Q2 2018:+0.7%+12.0%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-2.0Q1 2018:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

69.3Q1 2018:::

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

25,411Q2 2018:+1.5%+4.8%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,462Q2 2018:+1.3%+4.3%

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

15,204Q2 2018:-1.4%-32.0%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

11,846Jul 2018+0.4% +6.6%+21.8%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

7,876Jul 2018-2.4% +16.6%+36.8%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

10,162Q2 2018:+610+13,465

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,255.0Q2 2018:+1.5%+3.4%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

5.6Aug 2018-3.4% -3.4%-15.2%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

209.9Aug 2018-3.1% -6.4%-15.4%

Average weekly earnings, €

744.08Q2 2018:-0.1%+3.3%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

102.1Aug 2018+0.3% +0.8%+0.7%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

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

Agricultural output price index, 2015=100

104.26Jul 2018-0.8% +1.2%-4.1%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

106.4Jul 2018+1.0% +2.7%+10.4%

Consumption and Investment


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

112.9Jul 2018+1.5% +3.1%+5.1%

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

122.1Jul 2018+6.5% +6.4%+5.4%

New private cars licensed, number

7,681Aug 2018::-5.2%

Loans to households, €m

116,270Jul 2018+0.2% +0.5%+0.6%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

40,564Jul 2018+0.3% +1.0%+1.1%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.10Jul 2018-1.0% +11.5%-3.7%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

8.00Jul 2018+0.5% +0.4%-0.9%

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.