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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

78,476Q3 2018:+0.9%+5.0%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

63,140Q3 2018:+5.2%+2.6%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

-1.4Q3 2018:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

68.8Q3 2018:::

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

25,542Q3 2018:+1.0%+2.9%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,674Q3 2018:+1.8%+5.9%

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

18,952Q3 2018:+21.8%+42.6%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

13,261Dec 2018+9.3% +13.8%+23.4%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

8,682Dec 2018+14.2% +3.6%+19.9%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

9,104Q3 2018:-1,058-4,656

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,281.3Q4 2018:+0.4%+2.3%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

5.7Jan 20190% 0%-3.4%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

200.3Jan 2019-1.6% -4.1%-15.9%

Average weekly earnings, €

740.32Q3 2018:-0.6%+3.2%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

100.4Jan 2019-0.7% -1.2%+0.7%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

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

Agricultural output price index, 2015=100

105.16Dec 2018+0.5% -1.6%-3.1%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

107.4Dec 2018-0.1% -0.2%+6.5%

Consumption and Investment


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

109.3Dec 2018-1.0% -1.4%+2.2%

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

117.8Dec 2018-0.4% -0.7%+3.7%

New private cars licensed, number

22,279Jan 2019::-13.7%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.04Sep 20190% -0.3%+2.7%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.98Sep 20190% +0.4%+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.