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Key Economic Indicators

Consumer spending (% chg vol)-
Government spending (% chg vol)
Investment (% chg vol)-
Exports (% chg vol)3.114.434.
Imports (% chg vol)0.515.321.
GDP (% chg vol)1.18.526.
GNP (% chg vol)
Nominal GDP (€€bn)180.0192.9255.8263.1275.1288.7302.9
Employment (% chg)
Unemployment rate (% labour force)
HICP (% chg yoy)
GDP Deflator (% chg yoy)1.4-1.24.9-
Current Account Balance (% GDP)2.11.610.
General Government Balance (€bn)-10.2-7.2-4.8-2.4-1.2-0.90.5
General Government Balance (% GDP)-5.7-3.7-1.9-0.9-0.4-0.30.2
Primary Government Balance (% GDP)-
General Government Debt (€bn)215.3203.3201.1200.0204.5209.8212.8
General Government Debt (% GDP)119.5105.278.676.074.472.770.3
Average interest rate on stock of GG debt3.

Source: Department of Finance (Budget 2017, October 2016).