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Irish Economic Indicators

Irish Economic Indicators

Retail sales set for solid growth in Q1

Retail data for February reveal another strong gain in sales volumes. Excluding volatile motor trades, ‘core’ retail volumes were up 1.1% on the month and 5.9% on the year. Growth was...

Mar 28 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 1 page

Goods trade (January) and planning permissions (Q4)

Trade data for January show that exports bounced back strongly on the month following a relatively weak second half in 2016. We expect a larger contribution to GDP growth this year....

Mar 15 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 1 page

Irish residential property prices up 7.9% in year to January

Today’s Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) shows prices up by 0.6% in January and by 7.9% on the year. House price inflation is running at 5% in Dublin and 11% in the rest of...

Mar 10 2017 | Conall Mac Coille | Research Report | 1 page

GDP grew by 5.2% in 2016, ahead of expectations

Today’s Irish GDP data show that the economy grew by 5.2% in calendar year 2016. Given that the out-turn is a little stronger than the 4.8% we had expected, we will probably have to...

Mar 9 2017 | Conall Mac Coille | Research Report | 1 page

Strong start to 2017 for retail sales

Irish retail sales data show that volumes were up 2.2% in January and 4.9% on the year. Excluding volatile car sales, annual growth was even stronger at 6.1%. Growth was broad- based...

Mar 3 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 1 page

Irish public finances make steady start to 2017

Exchequer returns for February paint an encouraging picture. Tax revenues are 0.6% ahead of Budget targets and expenditure 1.0% below Budget ceilings. The highlight so far is...

Mar 2 2017 | Conall Mac Coille | Research Report | 1 page

Irish unemployment rate falls to 6.6% in February

The unemployment rate fell to 6.6% in February, its lowest rate since July 2008 and down from 7.1% in Q4 2016. So it appears the 3.3% growth in employment through 2016 has been...

Feb 28 2017 | Conall Mac Coille | Research Report | 1 page

Irish labour market ends 2016 on strong note

Today’s Irish labour market data showed that annual jobs growth accelerated to 3.3% in Q4 2016, equal to the sharpest gain since the recovery began in 2012. Growth was broad-based...

Feb 21 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 1 page

Residential property prices (December) and new car sales (January)

Today’s Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) release for December indicates that Irish house price inflation cooled on the month, falling 0.4%, but annual growth was broadly unchanged...

Feb 10 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 1 page

Exchequer returns, January: Strong start to the year for tax revenues

Exchequer returns for January show that the public finances began the year on a strong footing. Tax revenues were 6.1% higher than the same month in 2016. January is the most...

Feb 2 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 1 page

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ECONOMIC CALENDAR

March 30 2017

  • US : Initial jobless claims, Mar 25th
  • US : Personal consumption, Q4

March 31 2017

  • UK : Current account balance, Q4
  • US : Chicago purchasing manager, March
  • US : University of Michigan Sentiment, March

April 3 2017

  • US : Construction spending, March
  • US : ISM manufacturing, March

April 4 2017

  • EU : Retail sales, February
  • US : Trade balance, February
  • US : Durable goods orders, February
  • US : Factory orders, February

April 5 2017

  • US : FOMC meeting minutes

April 6 2017

  • US : Initial jobless claims, Apr 1st

April 7 2017

  • UK : Industrial production, February
  • UK : Trade balance, February
  • US : Change in nonfarm payrolls, March
  • US : Unemployment rate, March
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