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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

78,088Q4 2017:+3.2%+7.8%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

65,818Q4 2017:+6.3%+7.6%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

3.1Q4 2017:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

68.0Q4 2017:::

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

24,625Q4 2017:+0.3%+1.9%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,302Q4 2017:+0.8%+1.9%

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

14,697Q4 2017:+6.1%-40.9%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

10,922Feb 2018-11.8% +9.2%-1.8%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

6,934Feb 2018+1.4% +2.8%+1.9%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

14,904Q4 2017:+416+12,544

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,231.0Q4 2017:+1.1%+3.1%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

6.1Mar 20180% -3.2%-12.9%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

233.1Mar 2018-0.9% -3.4%-13.9%

Average weekly earnings, €

734.60Q4 2017:+2.4%+2.5%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

100.9Mar 2018+0.3% +0.5%+0.2%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

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

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

124.540Jan 2018+0.8% +2.0%+5.1%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

101.5Feb 2018+0.4% +1.6%+9.0%

Consumption and Investment


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

105.2Feb 2018-0.9% -0.7%+0.4%

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

111.0Feb 2018-0.2% -1.2%+2.0%

New private cars licensed, number

16,088Mar 2018::-6.4%

Loans to households, €m

116,933Feb 2018-0.2% -0.3%+0.3%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

41,437Feb 2018-0.9% -2.0%+0.1%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.04Feb 2018+2.7% -1.3%-1.6%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.63Feb 2018-0.1% -5.2%-6.2%

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.