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Tuesday November 29 2016
Irish Jobless Rate Falls To Lowest Since September 2008  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.3 percent in November 2016 from 7.5 percent in October and from 9.1 percent the same month a year earlier. It was the lowest figure since September 2008, as the number of unemployed fell further. Youth unemployment rate also declined to 15.5 percent, the lowest since August 2008.
Tuesday November 15 2016
Irish Surplus Narrows 18% MoM in September  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus declined by 18 percent to €3,770 million in September 2016 compared to a downwardly revised €4,401 million the previous month, as exports fell by 4 percent while imports rose 7 percent, preliminary figures showed. Year-on-year, the non-seasonally adjusted value of exports went up 6 percent and imports increased 3 percent. In the first nine months of the year, the trade surplus increased to €34.7 billion from €31.8 billion in the same period of 2015, as exports advanced 5 percent and imports rose 2.5 percent.
Thursday November 10 2016
Ireland Falls Back Into Deflation in October  
Irish consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in the year to October 2016, after being flat in the previous month and worse than market expectations of 0.1 percent drop. Cost declined at a faster pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages; furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance and recreation and culture. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.5 percent, while markets expected 0.1 percent decline.
Wednesday November 02 2016
Irish Jobless Rate Down to a New 8-Year Low  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in October 2016 from 7.9 percent in September and from 9.2 percent a year earlier. It stood at its lowest level since October 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to fall. Youth unemployment rate also declined to 15.1 percent, the lowest reading since September 2008.
Monday October 17 2016
Irish Trade Surplus Widens 43% MoM in August  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased by 43 percent to €4,955 million in August 2016 compared to a downwardly revised €3,461 million the previous month, as exports rose by 16 percent while imports fell 2 percent, preliminary figures showed. In the first eight months of the year, the trade surplus increased to €32.6 billion from €28 billion in the same period of 2015, as exports advanced 5 percent while imports contracted 3 percent.
Thursday October 13 2016
Irish Consumer Prices Unchanged in September  
Irish consumer prices remained unchanged in the year to September 2016, following a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month, as prices fell at a slower pace for housing and utilities, and transports. On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.4 percent after declining by 0.2 percent.
Tuesday October 04 2016
Irish Jobless Rate Drops to a Fresh 8-Year Low  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent in September 2016 from a downwardly revised 8.2 percent in August and from 9.1 percent a year earlier. It remained at its lowest level since October 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to fall.
Thursday September 15 2016
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows 13% MoM in July  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus decreased by 13 percent to €3,527 million in July 2016 compared to a downwardly revised €4,037 million surplus in the previous month, as both exports and imports fell 11 percent, preliminary figures showed. Year-on-year, the non-seasonally adjusted value of exports went down 3 percent, dragged by lower sales of medical and pharmaceutical products; while imports dropped 13 percent, as imports of petroleum fell sharply.
Wednesday September 14 2016
Irish Economy Grows 0.6% in Q2  
The Irish economy expanded 0.6 percent in the quarter in the three months to June 2016, recovering from a 2.1 percent contraction in the previous period, as capital formation rebounded sharply. Meanwhile, government expenditure advanced at a slower pace, household spending fell slightly and net external demand contributed negatively.
Thursday September 08 2016
Ireland Slides Back Into Deflation  
Irish consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in the year to August 2016, following a 0.5 percent gain in the previous month. It was the first decline in four months, mainly due to a sharp drop in cost of transportation and housing and utilities.
Tuesday August 30 2016
Ireland Jobless Rate Steady at 8.3% in August  
Ireland unemployment rate was recorded at 8.3 percent in August of 2016, unchanged from the revised July data and down from 9.1 percent a year earlier. The number of unemployed persons fell to 181.6 thousand, a decrease of 1.7 thousand and 15.4 thousand compared to July 2016 and the August 2015, respectively.
Monday August 15 2016
Irish Trade Surplus Widens 22% in June  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased by 22 percent to €4,502 million in June 2016 compared to a downwardly revised €3,676 million surplus in the previous month, as exports rose 5 percent while imports fell 8 percent. Year-on-year, the non-seasonally adjusted value of exports went up 2 percent, boosted by rising sales of medical and pharmaceutical products; while imports dropped 12 percent.
Thursday August 11 2016
Ireland Inflation Rate Rises to 3-Year High in July  
Irish consumer prices increased by 0.5 percent on the year in July 2016, following a 0.4 percent gain in the previous month. It was the biggest rise since July 2013, led by increases in prices of miscellaneous goods and services while cost of transportation fell at a slower pace.
Wednesday August 03 2016
Irish Jobless Rate Unchanged at 7.8% in July  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate came in at 7.8 percent in July 2016, unchanged from the June rate and down from 9.2 percent a year earlier. It remained at its lowest level since October 2008.
Friday July 15 2016
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows 10% in May as Imports Rise  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus shrank by 10 percent to €3,962 million in May 2016 compared to a downwardly revised €4,403 million surplus in the previous month, as exports edged down 1 percent while imports climbed 7 percent.
Thursday July 14 2016
Ireland Inflation Rate at Nearly 2-Year High  
Irish consumer prices increased by 0.4 percent year-on-year in June 2016, rebounding from a flat reading in the previous month and beating market expectations of 0.2 percent drop. It was the biggest rise since August 2014, led by increases in prices of miscellaneous goods and services and accommodation while cost of transportation, furnishings and food fell.
Tuesday July 12 2016
Irish Economy Shrinks 2.1% in Q1 as Capital Investment Drops  
The Irish economy contracted 2.1 percent on the quarter in the three months to March 2016, following a downwardly revised 2.3 percent expansion in the previous period and missing market consensus of 0.7 percent gain. It was the sharpest drop since the last quarter of 2013, due to a fall in capital formation while household spending and government expenditure expanded and net external demand contributed positively.
Tuesday July 05 2016
Irish Jobless Rate Steady at 7.8%  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 7.8 percent in June 2016, unchanged from the May rate and down from 9.4 percent a year earlier. It stood at its lowest level since October 2008, as the number of unemployed was virtually unchanged.
Wednesday June 15 2016
Ireland Trade Surplus at 3-Month High in April  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased by 22 percent to €4,534 million in April of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised €3,715 million surplus in the previous month. It was the biggest surplus since January, as exports increased 3 percent while imports fell 11 percent. Meanwhile, the non-seasonally adjusted value of exports went down 2 percent year-on-year, led by lower sales of medical and pharmaceutical products while imports dropped by 18 percent, as purchases of machinery specialised for particular industries and mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials decreased the most.
Thursday June 09 2016
Ireland Inflation Rate Flat in May  
Ireland consumer prices were unchanged in May of 2016 from the previous year, following a 0.1 percent drop in April and marking the fourth straight month of no growth in consumer prices.
Tuesday May 31 2016
Irish Jobless Rate Down to Fresh 7-1/2-Year Low  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 7.8 percent in May 2016, down from 7.9 percent in April and 9.6 percent a year earlier. The jobless rate fell for the sixth consecutive month to the lowest since October 2008, reflecting the strengthening of the economic recovery.
Monday May 16 2016
Irish Trade Surplus Widens 12% in March  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased by 12 percent to €4,106 million in March of 2016, compared to a downwardly revised €3,667 million surplus in the previous month, as exports fell 2 percent while imports dropped at a much faster 12 percent.
Thursday May 12 2016
Irish Consumer Prices Fall 0.1% in April  
Irish consumer prices decreased by 0.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, easing from a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month, as cost of transportation and housing fell at a slower pace while prices of miscellaneous goods and services and accommodation rose further.
Wednesday May 04 2016
Irish Jobless Rate Falls to 7-1/2-Year Low  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.4 percent in April 2016, down from 8.6 percent in March and from 9.7 percent a year earlier. It was the lowest reading since November 2008, when the jobless rate was recorded at 8.1 percent, as the number of unemployed dropped further.
Friday April 15 2016
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows 21% in February  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus decreased by 21 percent to €3,772 million February of 2016, from record high €4796 million surplus in the previous month. Exports declined by 7 percent while imports rose 9 percent. Year-on-year, the non-seasonally adjusted value of exports edged up 0.5 percent, led by higher sales of electrical machinery, while imports decreased 1 percent mainly due to lower purchases of petroleum.
Thursday April 07 2016
Irish Inflation Rate at 6-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Ireland declined 0.3 percent year-on-year in March of 2016 after 0.1 percent drop in the previous month, the lowest since September of 2015. The largest downward pressure came from transport, housing and utilities, furnishings, clothing and footwear food and non-alcoholic beverages. On a monthly basis, prices edged up 0.4 percent.
Tuesday April 05 2016
Irish Jobless Rate Down to 8.6%  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.6 percent in March 2016, down from 8.8 percent in January and 9.8 percent a year earlier. The jobless rate fell to its lowest level since December of 2008, as number of unemployed persons decreased by 2.9 thousand to 187.7 thousand.
Tuesday March 15 2016
Irish Trade Surplus Widens to Record High in January  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased by 28 percent to €4,980 million in January of 2016, compared to an upwardly revised €3,876 million surplus in the previous month. It was the biggest surplus on record, as exports fell 6 percent while imports dropped at a much faster 27 percent.
Thursday March 10 2016
Irish GDP Expands 2.7% in Q4, Beats Forecast  
The Irish economy advanced 2.7 percent on the quarter in the three months to December of 2015, following an upwardly revised 1.5 percent expansion in the previous quarter and staying way above market consensus of 0.9 percent. Personal consumption and net exports were the main drivers of growth while capital investment increased at a slower pace.
Thursday March 10 2016
Ireland Inflation Rate Turns Negative  
Consumer prices in Ireland edged down 0.1 percent year-on-year in February of 2016 after rising 0.1 percent in the previous two months, driven by falling prices of transport, clothing and footwear, housing, and utilities and food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Tuesday March 01 2016
Ireland Jobless Rate Hits Fresh 7-Year Low  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.8 percent in February 2016, down from 8.9 percent in January and 10.0 percent a year earlier. The jobless rate fell to its lowest level since December of 2008, as number of unemployed persons decreased.
Thursday February 18 2016
Ireland Inflation Rate Steady at 0.1% in January  
Consumer prices in Ireland increased 0.1 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, the same pace as in the previous month. Cost of miscellaneous goods & services, restaurants & hotels and education pushed the inflation up while prices of transportation, clothing and footwear and food went down. On a monthly basis, prices fell 0.8 percent, the strongest drop in a year. The harmonized index was flat compared to a year earlier while declined by 0.9 percent in the month.
Monday February 15 2016
Irish Trade Surplus Widens 19% in December  
Irish trade surplus increased by 19 percent to €3,970 million in December of 2015, compared to a downwardly revised €3,324 million surplus in the previous month as exports grew 7 percent while imports were virtually unchanged. Year-on-year, exports grew 6 percent boosted by higher sales of medical and pharmaceutical products, while imports went up by 8 percent mainly due to purchases of road vehicles. Considering full 2015, the trade surplus went up to €44,015 million, hitting the largest surplus on record.
Tuesday February 02 2016
Irish Jobless Rate Hits Lowest Since November 2008  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.6 percent in January 2016, down from 8.8 percent in December and from 10.1 percent a year earlier. The unemployment rate reached its lowest level since November 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to drop.
Friday January 15 2016
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows 24% in November  
Irish trade surplus decreased by 24 percent to €3,379 million in November of 2015, compared to an upwardly revised €4,467 million surplus in the previous month as exports shrank 11 percent while imports fell at a slower 1 percent.
Thursday January 14 2016
Irish Consumer Prices Post First Rise Since November 2014  
Consumer prices in Ireland increased for the first time in more than one year by 0.1 percent following a 0.2 percent drop in the previous month and beating market expectations of 0.1 percent fall. Cost of housing and utilities pushed the inflation up while prices of transportation, furnishings and food declined at a slower pace.
Tuesday January 05 2016
Irish Jobless Rate Steady at 7-Year Low  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.8 percent in December 2015, unchanged from the revised November rate and down from 10.2 percent a year earlier. The unemployment rate remained the lowest since December 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to fall.
Tuesday December 15 2015
Irish Trade Surplus Widens Sharply in October  
Irish trade surplus increased by 29 percent to €4,428 million in October of 2015, compared to an upwardly revised €3,438 million surplus in the previous month as exports expanded by 17 percent while imports rose at a slower 10 percent.
Thursday December 10 2015
Irish GDP Growth in Q3 Weakest This Year  
The Irish economy advanced 1.4 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2015, following a 1.9 percent expansion in the previous quarter. Personal consumption was the main driver of growth while capital formation slowed sharply and net exports declined.
Thursday December 10 2015
Ireland Inflation Rate Steady at -0.2%  
Consumer prices in Ireland fell 0.2 percent year-on-year in November of 2015, the same as in the previous month. The inflation rate has been in negative territory since December last year, with the exception being August when it was flat, mainly due to falling oil prices.
Tuesday December 01 2015
Irish Jobless Rate Lowest Since December 2008  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was recorded at 8.9 percent in November of 2015, unchanged from the revised October rate and down from 10.4 percent a year earlier. The unemployment rate remained the lowest in seven years, as the number of unemployed fell slightly.
Friday November 13 2015
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows 7% in September  
Irish trade surplus decreased by 7 percent to €3.338 million in September of 2015, compared to a downwardly revised €3.590 million surplus in the previous month as exports shrank by 4 percent while imports contracted at a slower 3 percent.
Thursday November 12 2015
Irish Deflation Eases in October  
Consumer prices in Ireland decreased by 0.2 percent year-on-year in October of 2015, easing from a 0.3 percent drop in the previous month, as cost of transportation, clothing, furnishings and food declined at a slower pace.
Tuesday November 17 2015
Irish Jobless Rate Drops to Fresh 7-Year Low  
Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell below 9 percent for the first time since 2008 to 8.9 percent in October of 2015 from 9 percent in the previous month, after the figures for October were downwardly revised on November 17th. It remained at its lowest level since December of 2008, as the number of unemployed continued to fall. A year ago the unemployment rate was recorded at 10.7 percent.
Thursday October 15 2015
Irish Trade Surplus Widens in August  
Irish trade surplus increased to €3.7 billion August of 2015, up from a downwardly revised €3.5 billion surplus in the previous month as exports shrank by 1 percent while imports contracted at a faster 6 percent.
Thursday October 08 2015
Irish Inflation Rate Turns Negative in September  
Consumer prices in Ireland decreased by 0.3 percent year-on-year in September of 2015, after showing no growth in the previous month. It was the sharpest fall in four months mainly driven by a drop in cost of transportation, as prices of petrol and diesel continued to fall.
Tuesday September 29 2015
Irish Unemployment Rate Declines in September  
Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 9.4 percent in September of 2015 from 9.5 percent in the previous three months. The unemployment rate reached a fresh 7-year low, due to a slight drop in the number of unemployed. A year ago the unemployment rate was recorded at 10.9 percent.
Friday September 18 2015
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows in July  
Irish trade surplus decreased to €3.6 billion July of 2015, down from an unrevised €4.1 billion surplus in the previous month as exports shrank by 6 percent while imports contracted at a slower 2 percent.
Thursday September 10 2015
Irish GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q2  
The Irish economy advanced 1.9 percent on quarter in the three months to June, following an upwardly revised 2.1 percent expansion in the previous quarter and way above market expectations. Capital formation was the main driver of growth while personal consumption increased at a slower pace.
Thursday September 10 2015
Irish Consumer Prices Unchanged in August  
Annual inflation rate in Ireland was reported at 0.0 percent in August of 2015, up from a -0.2 percent in July, bringing an end to eight months of deflation. While cost of transport and food decreased less than in the previous month, prices of education and communication continued to grow.
Tuesday September 01 2015
Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since December 2008  
Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained unchanged at 9.5 percent for the third consecutive month in August of 2015. A year ago the unemployment rate was at 11.1 percent.
Friday August 14 2015
Ireland Trade Surplus Widens in June  
Ireland posted a €4.1 billion trade surplus in June of 2015, up from a downwardly revised €3.9 billion surplus in the previous month as exports expanded 0.2 percent while imports contracted 4.1 percent.
Thursday August 13 2015
Ireland Deflation Deepens in July  
Consumer prices in Ireland decreased by 0.2 percent year-on-year in July of 2015 from a 0.1 percent drop in the previous month, mainly driven by lower prices of transport, food and clothing.
Wednesday August 05 2015
Irish Unemployment Rate at 9.7% in July  
Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained unchanged at 9.7 percent in July of 2015 for the third consecutive month. it is the lowest figure since January of 2009.
Thursday July 30 2015
Irish GDP Expands 1.4% in Q1  
The Irish economy advanced 1.4 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2015, from an upwardly revised 1.2 percent expansion in the previous quarter boosted by stronger exports and consumption.
Tuesday July 21 2015
Ireland Trade Surplus Narrows in May  
Ireland posted a €4.0 billion trade surplus in May of 2015, down from a €4.6 billion surplus in the previous month as exports shrank 4.6 percent while imports expanded 3.9 percent.
Thursday July 09 2015
Ireland Deflation Slows Further in June  
Consumer prices in Ireland decreased 0.1 percent year-on-year in June of 2015 from a 0.3 percent drop in May, driven by smaller declines in clothing, transport, food and furnishings prices.
Tuesday June 30 2015
Irish Unemployment Rate Steady in June  
Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained unchanged at 9.7 percent in June of 2015 after a downwardly revised 9.7 percent in the previous month. It has been on a downward trend since May of 2013 and it is the lowest figure since January of 2009.
Monday June 15 2015
Ireland Trade Surplus Widens to 32-Month High  
Ireland posted a €4.6 billion trade surplus in April of 2015, up from a downwardly revised €3.3 billion surplus in the previous month as exports reached an all-time high while imports fell.
Thursday June 11 2015
Ireland Deflation Slows in May  
Consumer prices in Ireland decreased 0.3 percent year-on-year in May of 2015 from a 0.7 percent drop last month, as cost of both clothing and transport fell at a slower pace while prices of communications and utilities accelerated.
Wednesday June 03 2015
Irish Unemployment Rate at 6-Year Low in May  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.8 percent in May of 2015 after a downward revised 9.8 percent in the precedent month. It has been on a downward trend since May 2013 and it is the lowest figure since January 2009.
Friday May 15 2015
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows Slightly  
Ireland posted a €3.4 billion trade surplus in March of 2015, down from a €3.8 billion surplus in the previous month as exports declined and imports rose.
Thursday May 14 2015
Ireland Deflation Deepens in April  
Consumer prices in Ireland decreased 0.7 percent year-on-year in April of 2015, recording the largest fall since June 2010. It is the fifth consecutive month of decline, driven by lower transport and food cost.
Wednesday April 29 2015
Irish Unemployment Rate Steady at 10%  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 10 percent in April of 2015, the same as in the previous month and the lowest since January of 2009.
Wednesday April 15 2015
Ireland Trade Surplus Steady in February  
Irish trade surplus was nearly unchanged at €3.8 billion in February of 2015 compared to the previous month. Both exports and imports rebounded from January’s fall.
Thursday April 09 2015
Irish Prices Fell by 0.6% in March  
Consumer prices in Ireland decreased 0.6 percent on the year in March, the fourth consecutive month of decline, driven by lower fuel and food cost.
Wednesday April 01 2015
Irish Jobless Rate Down to 10%  
Irish seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 10 percent in March of 2015 from 10.1 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since January of 2009.
Friday March 13 2015
Ireland Trade Surplus Narrows in January  
Irish trade surplus decreased to €3.89 billion in the first month of 2015 from a revised €4.3 billion in December, due to a fall in exports.
Thursday March 12 2015
Ireland Reports Deflation for the Third Consecutive Month  
Consumer prices in Ireland fell 0.5 percent in February of 2015, slowing slightly from a 0.6 percent drop in January. Yet, a rise in cost of housing, water, electricity and gas and higher prices of restaurants was not enough to offset a drop in energy prices.
Thursday March 12 2015
Irish GDP Growth Below Expectations in Q4  
The Irish economy expanded 0.2 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2014, down from upwardly revised 0.4 percent growth in the previous three month period as gains in exports were erased by increase in imports.
Wednesday March 04 2015
Irish Unemployment Rate Falls Further  
Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 10.1 percent in February of 2015 from a revised 10.3 percent in the previous month. The unemployment rate fell for the tenth straight month, reaching a fresh 6-year low due to a 1.2 percent drop in the number of people entitled to unemployment benefits.
Thursday February 19 2015
Ireland Falls Deeper Into Deflation  
Consumer prices in Ireland fell 0.6 percent year-on-year in January of 2015, after declining 0.3 percent in December driven by a drop in energy prices.
Friday February 13 2015
Ireland Trade Surplus at 28-Month High  
Irish trade surplus increased by €813 million to €4.24 billion in December of 2014 from €3.42 billion registered in the same month of the previous year, as exports grew at a faster pace than imports.
Wednesday February 04 2015
Ireland Unemployment Rate Lowest in 6 Years  
Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate declined for the ninth consecutive month to 10.5 percent in January of 2015 as the number of people entitled to unemployment benefits fell by 1 percent. It is the lowest rate since February 2009 when it was 10.2 percent.
Thursday January 15 2015
Ireland Trade Surplus Narrows 21% in November  
Irish trade surplus decreased by €599 million to €2.31 billion in November from €2.9 billion in the previous month as exports fell 7 percent and imports rose 2 percent.
Thursday January 15 2015
Ireland Inflation Rate Turns Negative  
Irish consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent year-on-year in December of 2014. It is the biggest decrease since June of 2010, due to lower cost of transport, food and clothing.
Wednesday January 07 2015
Ireland Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2009  
Irish jobless rate fell for the eighth consecutive month to 10.6 percent in December of 2014 while the number of people on unemployment benefits decreased by 0.9 percent to 364 Thousand.
Friday December 12 2014
Irish Trade Surplus Decreases in October  
Irish trade surplus narrowed by 8 percent (€242 million) to € 2.9 billion in October of 2014 from € 3.25 billion in September of 2014. While exports fell 2 percent from the previous month, imports rose 1 percent.
Thursday December 11 2014
Irish Economy Slows Sharply in Q3  
The Irish GDP grew a meager 0.1 percent on quarter in the three months to September, following a downwardly revised 1.1 percent expansion in the previous period. The economy slowed for the second straight quarter as investment fell, private consumption was flat and net external demand came negative.
Thursday December 11 2014
Ireland Inflation Rate At 0.1%  
Irish annual inflation rate edged down to 0.1 percent in November of 2014 from 0.2 percent in October mainly driven by lower cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Wednesday December 03 2014
Ireland Unemployment Rate Keeps Falling  
Irish jobless rate decreased to 10.7 percent in November of 2014 from a revised 10.9 percent in the previous month. Unemployment rate has been falling in the last two years and since June of 2014 stands below the Euro Area average of 11.5 percent.
Thursday November 13 2014
Ireland Inflation Rate Slows in October  
Irish annual inflation rate decelerated for the second consecutive month to 0.2 percent in October of 2014 from 0.3 percent in the previous month as prices of food, transportation and clothing and footwear decreased.
Thursday November 13 2014
Ireland Trade Surplus Narrows Slightly in September  
Irish trade surplus decreased marginally to € 3.25 billion in September of 2014 from € 3.38 billion in the previous month. Both exports and imports decreased 4 percent.
Wednesday November 05 2014
Irish Unemployment Rate Falls to 11%  
Ireland’s jobless rate decreased to 11.0 percent in October of 2014 from 11.1 percent in September. It is the lowest value since March of 2009.
Wednesday October 15 2014
Irish Trade Surplus Up to 8-Month High  
Ireland’s trade surplus widened to € 3.34 billion in August of 2014 from a revised € 1.9 billion in July, mainly driven by higher chemical exports to the United States.
Thursday October 09 2014
Ireland Inflation Rate Decelerates in September  
Irish annual inflation rate edged down to 0.3 percent in September from 0.4 percent in August, driven by lower cost of vegetables, bread, cereals and meat and a fall in prices of motor cars.
Wednesday October 01 2014
Irish Unemployment Rate Edges Down in September  
Ireland’s jobless rate decreased to 11.1 percent in September of 2014 from 11.2 percent in August. Unemployment has been on a downward trend for two years and since June of 2014 stands below the Euro Area average.
Thursday September 18 2014
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows 46% in July  
Irish trade surplus decreased to a seasonally adjusted € 1.8 billion in July of 2014 from € 3.3 billion in June. It is the lowest trade surplus since December of 2007, due to a drop in exports.
Thursday September 18 2014
Irish GDP Advances 1.5% in Q2  
The Irish economy expanded 1.5 percent on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted basis in the three months to June of 2014, slowing from a revised 2.8 percent expansion in the first quarter. Capital investment and exports were the main drivers of growth.
Thursday September 11 2014
Ireland Inflation Rate Edges Up to 0.4%  
Irish annual inflation rate rose to 0.4 percent in August of 2014 from 0.3 percent in July, driven by higher cost of restaurants and hotels, miscellaneous goods and services and alcoholic beverages and tobacco.
Wednesday September 03 2014
Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 11.2%  
Ireland’s jobless rate decreased for the fourth straight month to 11.2 percent in August of 2014 from a revised 11.3 percent in July.
Thursday August 14 2014
Ireland Trade Surplus Nearly Unchanged in June  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus widened slightly to €3359 million in June of 2014 from €3338 million in previous month, as imports fell at a faster pace than exports.
Thursday August 07 2014
Ireland Inflation Rate Slows Further in July  
Irish annual inflation rate edged down to 0.3 percent in July of 2014, from a 0.4 percent in the previous month as cost of food, housing and clothing fell.
Wednesday July 30 2014
Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 5-Year Low  
Ireland’ jobless rate fell to 11.5 percent in July of 2014, from 11.6 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since April of 2009.
Monday July 14 2014
Ireland Trade Surplus Widens Further in May  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus widened for the second straight month to €3.34 billion in May of 2014 from €2.8 billion in previous month, according to preliminary estimates. The surplus increased 16 percent mostly driven by a surge in exports of organic chemicals, and medical & pharmaceutical products.
Thursday July 10 2014
Irish Inflation Rate Steady in June  
Ireland annual inflation rate was unchanged at 0.4 percent in June of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous month, as a drop in food and transport prices was enough to offset higher cost of alcoholic drinks and tobacco.
Thursday July 03 2014
Irish GDP Growth Beats Expectations  
The Irish economy expanded 2.7 percent quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of 2014, up from a revised 0.1 percent contraction in the previous period. It is the highest growth rate in five quarters, driven by exports.
Wednesday July 02 2014
Ireland Unemployment Rate Falls Further in June  
Irish seasonally adjusted jobless rate declined for the second straight month to 11.6 percent in June of 2014 from a downwardly revised 11.7 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate in nearly five years.
Friday June 13 2014
Ireland Trade Surplus Widens in April  
Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased to €2.9 billion in April of 2014 from a € 2.4 billion in the previous month as exports decreased at a slower pace than imports.
Thursday June 12 2014
Ireland Inflation Rate Rises in May  
Irish annual inflation rate accelerated for the third straight month to 0.4 percent in May of 2014, from 0.3 percent in the previous month due to higher prices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels.
Thursday June 05 2014
Ireland Unemployment Rate at 11.8%  
Irish jobless rate was recorded at 11.8 percent for the third straight month in May of 2014, unchanged from an upwardly revised 11.8 percent in April. The unemployment rate has been on a downward trend since the beginning of 2012.
Wednesday May 14 2014
Irish Trade Surplus Down to Nearly 6-Year Low  
Preliminary figures for March of 2014 showed Ireland’s trade surplus narrowed to € 2436 million, the lowest since July of 2008. While exports fell 3.5 percent from the previous month, imports surged 11.7 percent, driven by purchases of machinery and transport equipment.
Thursday May 08 2014
Irish Inflation Rate Up to 5-Month High  
Ireland’s annual inflation rate increased slightly to 0.3 percent in April of 2014 from 0.2 percent in the previous month, due to higher prices of alcoholic drinks, tobacco, health and motor insurance premiums.
Wednesday April 30 2014
Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 11.7%  
In April of 2014, Ireland’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell for the fourth straight month to 11.7 percent, down from 11.8 percent in March and down from a 2012 high of more than 15 percent.
Monday April 14 2014
Irish Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Preliminary figures for February of 2014 indicate an increase in seasonally adjusted exports of € 57 million (+1 percent) to €7,232 million from January 2014. Coupled with a decrease in seasonally adjusted imports of € 69 million (-2 percent) to € 4,022 million, the seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased by € 127 million (+4 percent) to € 3,210 million.
Thursday April 10 2014
Irish Inflation Rate Rises in March  
Irish annual consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in March of 2014, following a 0.1 percent fall in February, mainly due to higher cost of services.
Wednesday April 02 2014
Irish Unemployment Rate Down To 5-Year Low in March  
Ireland’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell for the third consecutive month in March of 2014 to 11.8 percent, down from 11.9 percent in the previous month, and 13.7 percent a year earlier.
Wednesday March 19 2014
Ireland Posts € 3 Billion Trade Surplus in January  
Irish trade balance widened 10.13 percent over a year earlier to € 3.09 billion in the first month of 2014. Compared with December of 2013, the trade surplus narrowed 9.1 percent.
Thursday March 13 2014
Ireland Inflation Rate Falls to 3-1/2-Year Low  
Irish annual inflation rate dropped to -0.1 percent in February of 2014, from 0.2 percent in the previous month. It is the first time since July of 2010 the inflation rate enters in negative territory.
Thursday March 13 2014
Irish Economic Growth Disappoints in Q4  
Irish GDP contracted by a shocking 2.3 percent in the last quarter of 2013 from the previous three months, hurt by a surge in imports and a fall in consumer spending. Initial estimates showed the economy shrank by 0.3 percent in 2013.
Wednesday March 05 2014
Irish Unemployment Rate Falls Below 12%  
In February of 2014, Ireland’s jobless rate continued its downward trend and fell to 11.9 percent, down from a revised 12 percent in the previous month.
Thursday February 20 2014
Irish Inflation Rate Stable in January  
In January of 2014, Irish consumer prices remained steady at an annual rate of 0.2 percent. From December to January, the CPI decreased by 0.5 percent. This compares to a decrease of 0.5 percent recorded in January of last year.
Friday February 14 2014
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows 12.5% in 2013  
In 2013, Irish trade surplus decreased to € 37.25 billion, down from € 42.54 billion in 2012, hurt by lower exports of medical and pharmaceutical products and a fall in petroleum sales. This is the lowest annual trade surplus since 2008.
Wednesday February 05 2014
Irish Unemployment Down to 12.3% in January  
In January of 2014, Irish jobless rate declined for the eight straight month to 12.3 percent, from 12.4 percent in December last year. A year earlier, unemployment reached 13.8 percent.
Thursday January 16 2014
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows to 5-Year Low  
Preliminary figures for November of 2013 show that Ireland’s trade surplus decreased to € 2,538 million, the lowest seasonally adjusted trade surplus since August of 2008, mainly due to a surge in machinery purchases.
Thursday January 16 2014
Irish Inflation Rate Slows in December  
In December of 2013, Ireland’s annual inflation rate decelerated to 0.2 percent from 0.3 percent in November. On a monthly basis, the CPI was flat.
Wednesday January 08 2014
Ireland Unemployment Rate Falls to 12.4% in December  
In December of 2013, Irish jobless rate kept its downward trend and declined to 12.4 percent from 12.5 percent in November.
Wednesday January 15 2014
Irish Trade Surplus Decreases in October  
In October of 2013, Irish trade surplus narrowed to € 2.97 billion, down from € 3.21 billion in October and € 3.27 billion a year earlier. Final figures for October showed that seasonally adjusted exports slightly rose by 0.42 percent from September, while imports surged 6.8 percent.
Thursday December 19 2013
Irish Economy Expands 1.5% QoQ in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Irish GDP advanced 1.5 percent over the previous quarter, the highest growth rate in two years. GNP increased by 1.6 percent over the same period.
Thursday December 12 2013
Irish Inflation Rate Up to 0.3% in November  
In November of 2013, Ireland's annual inflation rate increased marginally to 0.3 percent, from 0.1 percent in October, due to higher cost of education and restaurants and hotels.
Wednesday December 04 2013
Irish Unemployment Rate Falls for the Sixth Straight Month in November  
In November of 2013, Ireland’s jobless rate decreased further to a seasonally adjusted and standardized 12.5 percent, falling to the lowest rate since August of 2009.
Thursday November 14 2013
Ireland Trade Surplus Narrows in September  
In September, Irish seasonally adjusted trade surplus narrowed to €31.9 billion, from €32.8 billion in August, but reported an increase when compared to September 2012 (€27.5 billion). Both exports and imports were down on the year, but purchases decreased at a faster pace.
Thursday November 07 2013
Irish Inflation Rate Decelerates to 0.1% in October  
In October, Ireland’s annual inflation slowed to 0.1 percent, down from 0.2 percent in September, reaching its lowest level since July of 2010. The slowdown is mainly driven by lower transport, communications and clothing prices.
Thursday October 31 2013
Ireland's Unemployment Rate at 3-1/2 Year Low in October  
In October, Irish jobless rate decreased for the fifth straight month to 13.2 percent, its lowest level since March of 2010.
Tuesday October 15 2013
Irish Trade Surplus Widens Slightly in August  
In August, Ireland's seasonally adjusted trade surplus edged up to €3.25 billion from €3.21 billion in the previous month. Exports rose by €316 million (+4 percent) to €7 644 million while imports increased by €277 million (+7 percent) to €4 399 million.
Thursday October 10 2013
Irish Inflation Rate Unchanged at 0.2% in September  
In September, Ireland's consumer prices were 0.2 percent higher compared with September of 2012. The inflation is unchanged from the previous month and is down from 1.6 percent in September of 2012. The annual slowdown is due to lower communications and clothing prices.
Wednesday October 02 2013
Irish Unemployment Eases to 13.3% in September  
In September, Ireland's unemployment rate was down to 13.3 percent from 13.4 percent in August. Youth unemployment now stands at 16.2 percent, down from 17.2 percent in September of 2012 and 18.5 percent in September of 2011.
Thursday September 19 2013
Ireland Exits Recession As Economy Expands 0.4%  
Preliminary estimates for the second quarter of 2013 indicate that Ireland's GDP increased by 0.4 percent compared with the first quarter of 2013. This growth rate is up from -0.6% in Q1, driving the economy out of its second recession in five years.
Friday September 13 2013
Irish Trade Surplus Edges up in July  
In July, Ireland's seasonally adjusted trade surplus rose to €3.2 billion from €2.9 billion in the previous month. The rise is due to increasing exports (3.0 percent month on month) and falling imports (-2.0 percent).
Thursday September 12 2013
Irish Inflation Rate Falls to 0.2% in August  
In August, Ireland's consumer prices were, on average, 0.2 percent higher compared with August of 2012. The inflation rate is 0.5 p.p. points down from 0.7 percent in July. The slowdown was due to lower clothing and transport prices.
Wednesday September 04 2013
Irish Unemployment Rate Down to 13.4% in August  
In August, Ireland's unemployment rate was down to 13.4 percent from 13.5 percent in July. Youth unemployment now stands at 16.5 percent, down from 17.6 percent in August of 2012 and 18.9 percent in August of 2011.
Wednesday August 14 2013
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows in June  
In June, Ireland's seasonally adjusted trade surplus decreased 2.0 percent to €2,989 million when compared to the previous month. Imports, up 4 percent mom, rose faster than exports, up 1 percent, which resulted in the first trade surplus under three billion euro since January.
Thursday August 08 2013
Irish Inflation Rate Unchanged at 0.7% in July  
In July, Ireland's consumer prices were, on average, 0.7 percent higher compared with July of 2012. Higher food and education prices were offset by sales in clothing and furnishings.
Wednesday July 31 2013
Irish Jobless Rate Edges Down to 13.5% in July  
In July, Ireland's unemployment rate was down to 13.5 percent from 13.6 percent in June. Youth unemployment now stands at 16.4 percent, down from 17.5 percent in July of 2012 and 19.0 percent in July of 2011.
Friday July 12 2013
Irish Trade Surplus Down 11% in May  
In May, Ireland's trade surplus decreased to € 3.07 billion from € 3.45 billion registered in May of 2012. Exports, down 6 percent, fell at a faster pace than imports, down 4 percent, mainly due to plunging sales of pharmaceuticals and petroleum products.
Thursday July 11 2013
Irish Inflation Up to 0.7% in June  
In June, Ireland's consumer prices were, on average, 0.7 percent higher compared with June of 2012. The biggest price increases were registered in education, up 4.8 percent, and alcoholic beverages and tobacco, up 4.4 percent.
Wednesday July 03 2013
Irish Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 13.6% in June  
In June, Ireland's unemployment rate was 13.6 percent, down from 13.7 percent in May and 14.9 percent in June of 2012. Youth unemployment now stands at 16.4 percent, down from 17.5 percent in June of 2012 and 19.0 percent in June of 2011.
Tuesday August 20 2013
Irish Recovery Still Feasible in 2013  
Irish economy contracted for the third consecutive quarter in the first three months of 2013, but more recent data show slightly brighter picture. While better labour market trends and low inflation may support consumption, more optimistic prospects for country’s largest trading partners point to an improvement in exports.
Thursday June 27 2013
Ireland Back Into Recession as GDP Falls 0.6% QoQ in Q1  
In Q1 of 2013, Ireland's GDP contracted 0.6 percent, down from a revised 0.2 percent fall in the previous quarter. It is the third successive quarterly contraction, broadly driven by plunging investment. Ireland is back in recession for the first time since 2009.
Friday June 14 2013
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows in April  
Preliminary figures for April 2013 indicate a marginal increase in exports of €53 million (or 1 percent) to €7,383 million from March 2013. Imports increased by €169 million (or 4 percent) to €3,956 million resulting in a 3 percent decrease in the seasonally adjusted trade surplus to €3,427 million.
Thursday June 13 2013
Ireland Inflation Rate Down to 0.4% in May  
Consumer Prices in May, as measured by the CPI, decreased by 0.1 percent in the month. This compares to no change recorded in May of last year. Prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 0.4 percent higher in May compared with May 2012.
Thursday June 06 2013
Irish Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 13.7% in May  
In May, the standardised unemployment rate was 13.7 percent, unchanged from the revised April 2013 rate. The percentage of persons aged under 25 on the Live Register now stands at 16.0 percent, down from 16.8 percent in May 2012 and 18.4 percent in May 2011.
Thursday May 16 2013
Ireland Trade Surplus Widens in March  
Preliminary figures for March 2013 indicate a seasonally adjusted increase in exports of €272 million (or 4 percent) to €7,287 million from February 2013. Seasonally adjusted imports decreased by €83 million (or -2 percent) to €3,798 million resulting in an 11 percent increase in the seasonally adjusted trade surplus to €3,489 million.
Thursday May 09 2013
Ireland Inflation Rate Unchanged at 0.5% in April  
Consumer Prices in April, as measured by the CPI, remained unchanged in the month. Prices also showed no change in April of last year. Prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 0.5 percent higher in April compared with April 2012.
Wednesday May 01 2013
Ireland Unemployment Rate Stable at 14% in April  
The standardised unemployment rate in April 2013 was 14.0 percent, unchanged from the March 2013 rate. On a seasonally adjusted basis the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 100 in April 2013, bringing the seasonally adjusted total to 426,900.
Friday June 14 2013
Irish Economy Set for Timid Recovery in 2013  
After periods of expansions and contractions reported in the last two years, it looks like the Irish economy may return to sustainable but timid growth in 2013. Indeed, despite weaker-than-expected exports, household consumption and the job market have been improving as the government hints at investment if budget targets under the bailout are met.
Tuesday April 16 2013
Ireland Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Preliminary figures for February 2013 indicate a seasonally adjusted increase in exports of €154 million (or 2.2 percent) to €7,004 million from January 2013. Seasonally adjusted imports decreased by €69 million (or -2 percent) to €3,876 million resulting in an 8 percent increase in the seasonally adjusted trade surplus to €3,128 million.
Thursday April 11 2013
Ireland Inflation Rate Down to 0.5% in March  
In Ireland, consumer prices were 0.5 percent higher in March compared with March 2012. This compares to an increase of 2.2 percent recorded in March of last year. Consumer prices, as measured by the CPI, increased by 0.4 percent in the month.
Thursday April 04 2013
Ireland Unemployment Rate Stable at 14% in March  
In Ireland, the unemployment rate in March 2013 was 14.0 percent, unchanged from the revised February 2013 rate. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from the most recent Quarterly National Household Survey was 14.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Thursday March 21 2013
Ireland Economy Flat in the Fourth Quarter  
Initial estimates for the fourth quarter of 2012 indicate that there was almost no change in GDP in real terms in Q4 2012 compared to the previous quarter. There was a decline of 0.8 percent in GNP in constant prices over this period.
Thursday March 14 2013
Ireland Trade Surplus Narrows in January  
The first figures for January 2013 show a seasonally adjusted increase in exports of €35 million (or 0.5 percent) to €6,850 million from December 2012. Imports increased by €179 million (or 5 percent) to €3,962 million resulting in a 5 percent decrease in the seasonally adjusted trade surplus to €2,889 million.
Thursday March 14 2013
Ireland Inflation Rate Down to 1.1 Percent in February  
In Ireland, consumer prices were 1.1 percent higher in February of 2013 compared with the same month of the previous year. Prices on average, as measured by the CPI, increased by 0.8 percent in the month. This compares to an increase of 0.9 percent recorded in February of last year.
Wednesday February 27 2013
Ireland Unemployment Rate at 14.1 Percent in February  
The standardised unemployment rate in February 2013 was 14.1 percent, unchanged from the revised January 2013 rate. In unadjusted terms there were 428,876 people signing on the Live Register in February 2013. This represents an annual decrease of 10,546 (-2.4 percent).
Thursday February 21 2013
Ireland Inflation Rate Steady at 1.2 Percent in January  
Consumer Prices in January, as measured by the CPI, decreased by 0.5 percent in the month. This compares to a decrease of 0.5 percent recorded in January of last year. Prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 1.2 percent higher in January compared with January 2012.
Wednesday February 13 2013
Ireland Trade Surplus Widens in December From a Year Earlier  
Preliminary estimates for December 2012 show seasonally adjusted exports of €6,840 million, down 15 percent on November 2012 and seasonally adjusted imports of €3,800 million (-1 percent) according to the Central Statistics Office.
Wednesday January 30 2013
Ireland Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 14.6% in January  
The standardised unemployment rate in January 2013 was 14.6 percent, unchanged from December 2012. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from the most recent Quarterly National Household Survey was 14.8 percent in the third quarter of 2012.
Thursday January 17 2013
Ireland Inflation Rate at 1.2% in December  
Consumer Prices in December, as measured by the CPI, increased by 0.1% in the month. This compares to a decrease of 0.3% recorded in December of last year. Prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 1.2% higher in December compared with December 2011.
Wednesday January 16 2013
Ireland Trade Surplus Widens in November  
Preliminary figures for November 2012 indicate a seasonally adjusted increase in exports of €552 million (or 7%) to €8.01 billion from October. Seasonally adjusted imports decreased by €481 million (or -11%) to €3.72 billion resulting in a 32% increase in the seasonally adjusted trade surplus to €4.28 billion.
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