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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

66,639Q4 2016:+2.5%+6.6%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

55,027Q4 2016:+3.2%+10.1%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

2.2Q4 2016:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

75.4Q4 2016:::

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

23,786Q4 2016:+0.7%+2.2%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,172Q4 2016:+1.4%+5.7%

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

29,005Q4 2016:+85.7%+149.8%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

10,619Feb 2017+3.4% +2.6%+20.6%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

5,883Feb 2017+15.7% -8.3%+8.7%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

-11,132Q4 2016:-21,210-18,299

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,048.1Q4 2016:+0.4%+3.3%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

6.4Mar 2017-3.0% -7.2%-22.9%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

271.7Mar 2017-1.4% -3.8%-14.2%

Average weekly earnings, €

716.07Q4 2016:+1.9%+0.6%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

100.7Mar 2017+0.6% +0.7%+0.7%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

107.3Mar 20170% +0.2%+2.1%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

117.760Feb 2017-0.3% +3.5%+3.5%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

93.1Feb 2017+1.1% +1.1%+7.8%

Consumption and Investment


Retail sales index, Value(SA), 2010=100

116.0Feb 2017-0.3% +0.7%-0.9%

Retail sales index, Volume (SA), 2010=100

126.8Feb 2017-0.5% +0.1%+1.1%

New private cars licensed, number

17,180Mar 2017::-14.5%

Loans to households, €m

121,446Feb 2017-0.2% -0.2%-0.6%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

41,924Feb 2017-0.8% -2.8%-5.4%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.09Feb 2017+0.3% -2.8%-4.3%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.10Feb 2017+0.6% +1.7%+2.2%

Production


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

145.3Feb 2017-16.2% -21.9%-10.6%

Dwellings completions, number

1,244Jan 2017-20.1% -3.6%+35.2%

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