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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

-2.2Q1 2019:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

65.6Q1 2019:::

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

13,190May 2019+4.5% +0.3%+12.0%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

6,689May 2019-8.2% -4.3%+1.8%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

10,990Q1 2019:+10,011-335

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,301.9Q1 2019:+0.9%+3.7%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

4.5Jun 20190% -4.3%-23.7%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

190.1Jun 2019-0.6% -2.6%-13.7%

Average weekly earnings, €

769.98Q1 2019:+1.7%+3.4%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

102.5Jun 2019+0.2% +0.5%+1.1%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

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

Agricultural output price index, 2015=100

107.49May 2019+3.2% +3.3%+2.4%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

107.2May 2019+0.5% +0.8%+2.8%

Consumption and Investment


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

109.8May 2019-2.3% -0.7%+0.5%

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

117.0May 2019-2.4% -0.5%+1.0%

New private cars licensed, number

3,858Jun 2019::+3.8%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.20Apr 2019+2.9% +2.6%+15.1%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.86Apr 2019+0.4% -1.0%-1.4%

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.