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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

78,828Q4 2018:+0.1%+2.6%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

61,823Q4 2018:-2.4%-0.5%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

4.9Q4 2018:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

64.8Q4 2018:::

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

25,664Q4 2018:+0.5%+2.6%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

7,817Q4 2018:+0.4%+5.9%

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

21,807Q4 2018:+10.1%+42.6%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

10,989Mar 2019-16.5% -14.9%+5.0%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

6,896Mar 2019-1.4% -21.0%+8.0%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

178Q4 2018:-8,926-9,233

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

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

Unemployment rate (SA), %

5.4Apr 20190% -5.3%-8.5%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

194.7Apr 2019-0.4% -2.9%-14.7%

Average weekly earnings, €

761.65Q4 2018:+2.5%+4.1%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

102.4Apr 2019+0.4% +2.0%+1.7%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2010 = 100

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

Agricultural output price index, 2015=100

103.78Mar 2019-0.3% -1.5%-0.7%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

106.6Mar 2019+0.2% -0.5%+3.9%

Consumption and Investment


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

109.0Mar 2019-1.4% -0.6%+4.4%

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

116.7Mar 2019-0.8% -0.6%+4.9%

New private cars licensed, number

13,794Apr 2019::+19.4%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.11Mar 2019+1.3% +2.6%+5.1%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.83Mar 2019-1.3% -1.9%-1.0%

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.