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Irish Economic Indicators

Irish residential property price inflation accelerates to 10.5%

The Irish residential property price index (RPPI) rose by a sharp 1.1% in April. This means that annual RPPI inflation is now running at 10.5%, accelerating from 9.6% in March. This is the...

Jun 7 2017 | Conall Mac Coille | Research Report | 1 page

Irish unemployment steady at 6.4% in May

Unemployment data, released to-day (May 30th), show the rate steady at 6.4% in May. Total numbers unemployed continued to decline, down 1,200 on the month and by 42,800 on the year...

May 30 2017 | Conall Mac Coille | Research Report | 1 page

Strong growth in retail sales in April

Today’s retail sales data show that the robust growth in Irish consumer spending has been maintained in Q2 2017. Retail sales (ex-motor trades) volumes rose by 0.4% in April, up 6.4% on...

May 29 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 1 page

Irish earnings growth accelerates to 1.4%

Today’s earnings data show wages up 1.4% in the year to Q1, ahead of the current CPI inflation rate of 0.9%. In the private sector, earnings growth was 1.5%, led by administration and...

May 26 2017 | Conall Mac Coille | Research Report | 1 page

Irish employment growth accelerates to 3.5%

Irish employment grew by 0.9% in Q1 2017 and is now up 3.5% on the year — broad based across construction, industry and services. The unemployment rate was revised up to 6.4% in April...

May 23 2017 | Conall Mac Coille | Research Report | 1 page

Public finances remain in healthy position

Exchequer returns for April show that the deficit related to the general government was €257m better than expected, flattered somewhat by delayed EU payments. Spending discipline has...

May 3 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 2 pages

Irish unemployment rate falls to 6.2%

Labour market data show that unemployment fell to 6.2% in April from 6.4% in March. If the recent pace of decline persists, unemployment could be below 5% by the end of 2017; however,...

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

Retail sales rise by 2% in Q1 2017, up 6% on the year

Today’s retail sales data show that the strong recovery in Irish consumer spending has continued in early 2017. Retail sales volumes (ex-motor trades) rose by 0.7% in March, up 6.0% on...

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

Irish house price inflation back in double-digit territory at 10.7%

Today’s Irish Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) shows a sharp acceleration in price inflation to 10.7% in February from 8.1% in January. The RPPI index rose by an enormous 1.5% in...

Apr 19 2017 | Conall Mac Coille | Research Report | 1 page

Export growth robust in Q1 2017

Trade data for February show that exports have started the year on a solid footing. Goods exports were up 3.4% on the month and 15.5% on the year, driven by increases in both...

Apr 18 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 1 page

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ECONOMIC CALENDAR

June 26 2017

  • GER : IFO expectations, June
  • US : Durable Goods Orders, May

June 27 2017

  • UK : CBI Total Distributive Sales, June
  • US : Conf. Board Consumer Confidence, June

June 28 2017

  • IRE : Retail Sales Index, May
  • US : Advance Goods Trade Balance, May

June 29 2017

  • EU : Business Climate Indicator, June
  • EU : Consumer Confindence, June
  • UK : Mortgage Approvals, May
  • US : GDP annualised, Q1
  • US : Initial jobless claims, June 24

June 30 2017

  • UK : Total Business Investment, Q1
  • US : Personal Spending, May
  • US : University of Michigan Sentiment, June

July 3 2017

  • EU : Markit Eurozone Manufacturing PMI, June
  • EU : Unemployment Rate, May
  • UK : Markit UK PMI Manufacturing SA, June
  • US : ISM Manufacturing, June

July 4 2017

  • IRE : Unemployment Rate, June

July 5 2017

  • EU : Markit Eurozone Services PMI, June
  • IRE : Industrial Production, May
  • UK : BRC Shop Price Index, June
  • US : FOMC Meeting Minutes, June 14
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