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Key Economic Indicators

Consumer spending (% chg vol)
Government spending (% chg vol)
Investment (% chg vol)27.961.2-
Exports (% chg vol)
Imports (% chg vol)26.016.4-
GDP (% chg vol)
GNP (% chg vol)
Nominal GDP (€€bn)262.0275.6289.1301.8315.1328.0341.5
Employment (% chg)
Unemployment rate (% labour force)
HICP (% chg yoy)0.0-
GDP Deflator (% chg yoy)
General Government Balance (€bn)-5.0-1.9-1.0-0.5-
General Government Balance (% GDP)-1.9-0.7-0.3-0.2-
General Government Balance (% GNI*)-2.9-1.0-0.5-0.3-
Primary Government Balance (% GDP)
General Government Debt (€bn)201.5200.6202.6208.2211.5208.2209.0
General Government Debt (% GDP)76.972.870.
General Government Debt (% GNI*)106.0106.5104.7101.896.493.1
Average interest rate on stock of GG debt3.

Source: Department of Finance (Budget 2018, October 2017).