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Key short-term economic indicators

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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

-3.7Q1 2020:::

Gross General government debt as a % of annualised GDP

60.7Q1 2020:::

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

12,788May 2020+11.5% +8.2%+0.9%

Imports of goods (SA), €m

6,119May 2020+5.3% -24.1%-16.9%

Balance of payments (Current account), €m

-14,557Q1 2020:+14,007-23,710

Labour Market and Earnings


Numbers in employment, 000

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

Unemployment rate (SA), %

5.0Jul 2020+8.7% 0%-2.0%

Numbers on Live Register (SA), 000

226.6Jul 2020+6.0% +4.2%+19.5%

Average weekly earnings, €

801.83Q1 2020:+2.0%+3.9%

Prices


Consumer price index, December 2016=100

102.1Jun 2020+0.3% -0.6%-0.4%

Manufacturing industries output price index, 2015 = 100

87.0Jun 2020-1.2% -4.0%-8.2%

Agricultural output price index, 2015=100

102.29May 2020+2.2% -4.3%-5.0%

Residential property price index, January 2005=100

107.3May 2020-0.1% -0.2%+0.3%

Consumption and Investment


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

110.0Jun 2020+38.0% +15.2%-0.1%

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

122.4Jun 2020+38.5% +17.7%+3.6%

New private cars licensed, number

15,329Jul 2020::-18.2%

Loans to households, €m

105,010May 2020-0.4% -0.7%+0.8%

Loans to non-financial corporations, €m

39,511May 2020-1.6% +3.9%-0.2%

Variable interest rate on new housing loans, %

3.04May 2020+4.1% -0.7%-4.7%

Interest on consumer and other loans, %

7.14May 2020-1.5% -8.3%-8.5%

Production


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

97.6Jun 2020+13.0% -15.2%+5.4%

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