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Key short-term economic indicators

Economic IndicatorLatest resultsChange over
ValuePeriod1 Month3 Months12 Months

National accounts


GDP (Constant prices, SA), €m

87,671Q1 2020:+1.2%+4.5%

GNP (Constant prices, SA), €m

67,974Q1 2020:+0.1%+5.5%

General government surplus/deficit as a % of GDP

4.2Q4 2019:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

58.8Q4 2019:::

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

25,889Q1 2020:-4.7%-3.4%

Government expenditure (Constant prices, SA), €m

8,293Q1 2020:+0.5%+3.4%

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

50,246Q1 2020:0.0%+199.9%

International accounts


Exports of goods (SA), €m

11,613Apr 2020-31.7% -13.5%-9.3%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

5,834Apr 2020-11.2% -23.2%-21.3%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

-15,208Q1 2020:+13,233-26,198

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

2,353.5Q1 2020:-0.3%+2.2%

Unemployment rate (SA), %

5.3Jun 2020-5.4% 0%+3.9%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

213.7Jun 2020-6.2% +2.2%+12.2%

Average weekly earnings, €

801.83Q1 2020:+2.0%+3.9%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

101.8May 2020-0.5% -0.5%-0.5%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2015 = 100

88.1May 2020-1.0% -4.9%-7.4%

Agricultural output price index, 2015=100

99.70Apr 2020-4.0% -5.5%-4.4%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

107.2Apr 2020-0.3% -0.4%+0.5%

Consumption and Investment


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

78.0May 2020+28.3% -29.5%-29.1%

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

86.4May 2020+29.5% -27.3%-26.7%

New private cars licensed, number

2,189Jun 2020::-43.3%

Loans to households, €m

106,031Mar 2020+0.1% -0.2%+1.8%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

38,235Mar 2020+1.5% -0.5%-0.9%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

2.88Mar 2020-5.9% -5.0%-7.4%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.37Mar 2020-5.4% -6.0%-5.9%

Production


Industrial production index (All industry, SA), 2015=100

90.3May 2020-10.5% -3.2%-11.6%

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