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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

75,207Q3 2017:+4.2%+10.4%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

61,396Q3 2017:+11.9%+11.0%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-2.1Q3 2017:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

72.1Q3 2017:::

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

24,562Q3 2017:+1.9%+2.8%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,271Q3 2017:+0.7%+2.2%

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

13,135Q3 2017:-36.0%-44.0%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

9,506Nov 2017-1.3% -1.5%-8.8%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

5,999Nov 2017+3.9% -3.2%-12.4%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

14,488Q3 2017:+15,360+13,334

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,063.0Q2 2017:+0.9%+2.4%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

6.2Dec 2017-3.1% -7.5%-17.3%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

241.3Dec 2017-1.2% -3.2%-14.5%

Average weekly earnings, €

714.41Q3 2017:-0.7%+1.7%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

100.4Dec 2017-0.1% -0.4%+0.4%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

102.8Nov 2017-0.4% +0.4%-3.6%

Agricultural output price index, 2010=100

121.610Nov 20170.0% -0.9%+6.8%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

99.9Nov 2017+1.2% +2.7%+8.5%

Consumption and Investment


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

119.2Nov 2017+2.7% +1.4%+4.4%

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

133.8Nov 2017+2.6% +2.5%+6.9%

New private cars licensed, number

601Dec 2017::-11.5%

Loans to households, €m

119,405Nov 20170.0% +0.3%+0.5%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

41,275Nov 2017+1.0% +1.7%-0.9%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.08Nov 2017-5.2% -3.1%-3.1%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.01Nov 2017+0.4% +0.4%+0.1%

Production


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

164.7Nov 2017-10.0% +2.7%-11.1%

Dwellings completions, number

1,962Dec 2017-12.7% +19.1%+26.1%

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