Ireland Population

The total population in Ireland was last recorded at 4.6 million people in 2012 from 2.8 million in 1960, changing 62 percent during the last 50 years. Population in Ireland is reported by the Eurostat. From 1960 until 2012, Ireland Population averaged 3.5 Million reaching an all time high of 4.6 Million in December of 2012 and a record low of 2.8 Million in December of 1961. The population of Ireland represents 0.07 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 1553 people on the planet is a resident of Ireland. This page provides - Ireland Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
4.58 4.57 4.58 2.82 4.64 | 2013/12 1960 - 2012 Million Yearly


Ireland Population

Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Unemployment Rate 11.80 2014-03-15 11.90 17.30 3.70 11.50 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 1905.70 2013-11-15 1891.10 2140.70 1499.10 1920.07 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Labour Costs 105.50 2013-11-15 99.48 123.37 78.86 101.75 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.40 2013-11-15 60.30 64.10 57.00 60.59 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.70 2013-09-30 8.20 9.60 1.20 7.65 2013-12-31 percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 2013-01-01 66.00 66.00 65.00 66.00 2013-12-31 [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 2013-01-01 66.00 66.00 65.00 66.00 2013-12-31 [+]
Unemployed Persons 263.70 2013-11-15 274.80 325.40 67.10 255.04 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 782.67 2013-08-15 781.95 810.64 37.03 783.62 2013-12-31 EUR [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 26.00 2014-02-15 26.00 31.40 6.20 24.75 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Population 4.58 2012-12-31 4.57 4.58 2.82 4.64 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Minimum Wages 1461.90 2013-12-31 1461.90 1461.90 944.70 1461.67 2014-01-31 EUR [+]

Population | Notes
Population estimates are usually produced by a country´s statistical office or Census Bureau. The Population Census provides the most reliable picture of a country's population because the data is collected at a specified time from the entire population; in contrast to other surveys, in which information is collected from only a small part of the residents. When monthly population estimates are required, the population count is updated by adding births, subtracting deaths, and adding net international migration since the census date.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows Further in March  
The trade surplus decreased 10.6 percent in March of 2014 from the previous month to CHF 2.1 billion as imports rose at a higher pace than exports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade balance increased by 17.2 percent, driven by stronger sales of pharmaceuticals and chemicals products, and machinery to Europe and China.
Polish Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Poland’s jobless rate dropped for the second straight month in March of 2014 to 13.5 percent, down from 13.9 percent in February and below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 14.3 percent.
South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.
US Markit Manufacturing PMI Steady in April  
At 55.4 in April, the Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing PMI was down fractionally from 55.5 in March, but still well above the neutral 50.0 value. Sharper rates of output and new business growth boosted the Manufacturing PMI during April, while the main negative influence on the headline index was a rise in the suppliers’ delivery times component.
Bank of Thailand Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 2.0 percent. Policymakers expect 2014 growth to be lower than previous assessed due to prolonged political unrest.
South Africa Inflation Rate Back to 6%  
South African annual consumer prices accelerated for the fourth straight month in March of 2014 to a six-month high 6 percent. On a monthly basis, prices advanced 1.3 percent, the fastest pace in five years.
Singapore Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Annual consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in March of 2014, up from a 0.4 percent increase in February, mainly due to a smaller fall in car prices. Contributions from all other major categories, except accommodation, were also slightly higher.

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