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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

11,098Apr 2018+7.0% -10.4%+12.6%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

6,620Apr 2018+5.0% -3.2%-7.9%

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), %

5.8May 2018-1.7% -4.9%-12.1%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

224.9May 2018-1.8% -4.3%-14.8%

Average weekly earnings, €

742.19Q1 2018:+1.4%+2.4%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

101.3May 2018+0.6% +0.7%+0.4%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

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

Agricultural output price index, 2015=100

102.98Apr 2018-1.4% -4.8%-1.5%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

102.6Apr 2018+0.6% +1.5%+8.2%

Consumption and Investment


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

107.4Apr 2018+6.8% +1.8%+3.7%

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

110.9Apr 2018+1.5% -0.2%+4.7%

New private cars licensed, number

9,362May 2018::-2.3%

Loans to households, €m

116,740Apr 20180.0% 0.0%+0.3%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

41,404Apr 20180.0% -0.7%-0.9%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

2.78Apr 2018-6.1% -6.1%-12.9%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.97Apr 2018+0.8% +1.3%-1.6%

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.