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Irish Economic Indicators

Irish house price inflation at 12% in August

Today’s Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) shows another sharp 2.2% rise in August, with annual inflation now at 12.2%, broadly spread across Ireland. Underlying double-digit house...

Oct 12 2017 | Conall MacCoille | Research Report | 4 pages

Little room for giveaways in Budget 2018

Today’s exchequer returns show that the government is broadly on track to hit its deficit reduction targets this year but, with tax revenues still trending below expectations, it...

Oct 3 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 4 pages

New migration estimates support our view on housing demand

As we expected, today’s population and migration estimates reveal that migration trends were more positive than previously estimated between 2011 and 2016, while the new 2017 estimates...

Sep 28 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 4 pages

Irish employment up 0.2% in Q2 2017

Today’s Irish labour market data for Q2 show a modest 0.2% rise in employment on the quarter, with annual jobs growth at 2.4%. The relatively weak jobs figures for Q2 are probably...

Sep 22 2017 | Conall MacCoille | Research Report | 4 pages

Strong quarter for Irish economy in Q2

Today’s Irish GDP data show a 1.4% expansion in Q2 2017 following a 3.5% fall in Q1. GDP is up 5.8% year-on-year, while domestic demand excluding multinational activity is up 4.8% on the...

Sep 15 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 4 pages

Punchy gain in house prices in July

This morning’s residential property price index show Irish house prices up 3% on the month and annual inflation accelerating to 12.3%. This is the sharpest monthly increase in three...

Sep 12 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 4 pages

Unemployment down to 6.3%

Irish unemployment fell to 6.3% in August, resuming the recent downward trend interrupted by the uptick to 6.4% in July. The data will be revised in the coming weeks once the Q3 labour...

Sep 5 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 4 pages

Public finances on target ahead of October Budget

Exchequer returns for August show that the deficit related to the general government was €423m better than expected in the year to August. Spending discipline has been broadly...

Sep 4 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 4 pages

Irish retail sales up 7% as prices drop at fastest pace in seven years

Today’s retail sales data show an enormous 11.9% gain in July after June’s 4.3% contraction – reflecting volatility created by car sales as a new registration plate is rolled out in July....

Aug 28 2017 | Conall MacCoille | Research Report | 4 pages

Irish wage growth accelerating

This morning’s CSO data show that Irish wage growth accelerated to 2.2% in Q2 2017, up from 1.5% in Q1. This was well ahead of the 0.2% rise in inflation, with Irish households now...

Aug 25 2017 | David McNamara | Research Report | 4 pages

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ECONOMIC CALENDAR

October 17 2017

  • EU : Consumer price index, September
  • GER : Zew survey current situation, October
  • GER : Zew survey expectations, October
  • UK : Consumer price index, September
  • US : Industrial production, September
  • US : Capacity utilisation, September

October 18 2017

  • EU : Construction output, August
  • UK : Claimant count rate, September
  • UK : ILO unemployment rate, August
  • US : Building permits, September
  • US : US Federal Reserve releases Beige Book
  • US : Housing starts, September

October 19 2017

  • UK : Retail sales incl auto fuel, September
  • US : Leading index, September
  • US : Initial jobless claims, October 14

October 20 2017

  • IRE : Wholesale price index, September
  • US : Existing home sales, September

October 23 2017

  • EU : Consumer confidence, October

October 25 2017

  • EU : IFO business climate, October
  • US : Durable goods orders, September
  • US : New home sales, September

October 26 2017

  • EU : ECB marginal lending facility, October 26
  • EU : ECB main refinancing rate, October 26
  • EU : ECB deposit facility rate, October 26
  • UK : CBI Total dist. reported sales, October
  • US : Initial jobless claims, October 26

October 27 2017

  • US : University of Michigan sentiment, October
  • US : GDP annualised, Q3
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