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2009 Country statistical profile: Ireland 2009

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Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2009

 Country statistical profile: Ireland 2009
 
 
 
Unit
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
 
Gross domestic product
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Bln USD curr. PPPs
108.9
 
117.8
 
129.7
 
137.5
 
148.2
 
160.5
 
177.8
 
196.2
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
28 648
 
30 533
 
33 030
 
34 452
 
36 508
 
38 693
 
41 803
 
45 027
 
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
24 689
 
25 813
 
27 404
 
29 439
 
31 260
 
33 182
 
36 256
 
38 299
 
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
9.2
 
5.8
 
6.4
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
6.4
 
5.7
 
6.0
 
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
..
 
..
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
8.3
 
5.6
 
3.8
 
2.7
 
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
23.1
 
22.3
 
21.6
 
22.3
 
24.2
 
26.6
 
26.8
 
26.3
 
 
GDP per hour worked
Annual growth %
4.6
 
3.2
 
5.3
 
3.9
 
1.7
 
2.4
 
2.2
 
2.8
 
 
GDP deflator
Annual growth %
6.1
 
5.5
 
4.6
 
2.5
 
2.0
 
2.3
 
3.4
 
1.4
 
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
1.2
 
0.8
 
-5.8
 
2.7
 
1.3
 
-15.2
 
-4.9
 
3.1
 
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
9.2
 
6.8
 
9.3
 
1.7
 
4.0
 
4.4
 
5.3
 
9.4
 
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
8.4
 
7.8
 
4.8
 
5.1
 
6.0
 
6.8
 
5.7
 
6.9
 
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
4.7
 
1.0
 
-0.3
 
0.5
 
1.4
 
1.7
 
3.0
 
0.2
 
 
General government debt
% of GDP
40.1
 
37.4
 
35.2
 
34.1
 
32.7
 
32.6
 
28.8
 
27.9
 
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
4.6
 
5.1
 
5.4
 
5.6
 
5.9
 
6.5
 
5.9
 
..
 
 
Total expenditure on health
% of GDP
6.3
 
6.9
 
7.1
 
7.3
 
7.5
 
8.2
 
7.5
 
..
 
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
13.6
 
14.4
 
15.3
 
15.8
 
16.2
 
16.7
 
..
 
..
 
 
Public pension expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Private pension expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
0.29
 
0.33
 
0.40
 
0.39
 
0.39
 
0.42
 
0.54
 
0.55
 
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
31.7
 
29.5
 
28.2
 
28.7
 
30.1
 
30.6
 
31.9
 
32.2
 
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
13.2
 
12.2
 
11.1
 
11.3
 
11.9
 
11.7
 
12.7
 
12.5
 
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
12.2
 
11.0
 
11.1
 
11.0
 
11.4
 
11.6
 
11.6
 
11.7
 
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
28.9
 
25.8
 
24.5
 
24.2
 
24.0
 
23.5
 
23.0
 
22.3
 
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade in goods and services
% of GDP
91.4
 
92.2
 
85.4
 
75.8
 
76.3
 
75.6
 
74.5
 
74.1
 
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
25.6
 
26.4
 
36.0
 
38.7
 
42.0
 
39.7
 
32.3
 
35.1
 
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
50.7
 
51.1
 
52.3
 
54.2
 
62.3
 
70.3
 
76.6
 
85.7
 
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
76.3
 
77.4
 
88.3
 
92.9
 
104.3
 
110.0
 
108.9
 
120.8
 
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
-12.8
 
-11.9
 
-13.0
 
-12.5
 
-12.7
 
-11.6
 
-8.5
 
-3.9
 
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
32.8
 
37.5
 
42.8
 
54.5
 
65.4
 
71.5
 
80.2
 
93.8
 
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
20.0
 
25.6
 
29.8
 
42.0
 
52.7
 
59.9
 
71.6
 
89.9
 
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
-0.4
 
-0.7
 
-0.9
 
0.0
 
-0.6
 
-3.5
 
-3.5
 
-5.4
 
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
27 925
 
..
 
..
 
73 322
 
106 692
 
104 152
 
123 296
 
..
 
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
127 088
 
..
 
..
 
222 837
 
207 647
 
163 530
 
156 591
 
..
 
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
25 784
 
9 653
 
29 350
 
22 803
 
-10 614
 
-31 670
 
-938
 
25 896
 
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
4 630
 
4 066
 
11 035
 
5 555
 
18 079
 
14 304
 
14 743
 
22 052
 
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): all items
2000 = 100
100.0
 
104.9
 
109.7
 
113.6
 
116.1
 
118.9
 
123.5
 
129.6
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): food
2000 = 100
100.0
 
106.5
 
110.2
 
111.8
 
111.5
 
110.7
 
112.2
 
115.4
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): energy
2000 = 100
100.0
 
97.4
 
100.8
 
104.8
 
113.6
 
128.0
 
138.5
 
144.9
 
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
2000 = 100
100.0
 
101.7
 
100.5
 
92.4
 
90.2
 
90.1
 
90.7
 
89.2
 
 
Long-term interest rates
%
5.48
 
5.02
 
4.99
 
4.13
 
4.06
 
3.32
 
3.79
 
4.33
 
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
ISK per USD
0.96
 
0.99
 
1.00
 
1.01
 
1.01
 
1.01
 
1.00
 
0.97
 
 
Exchange rates
ISK per USD
1.09
 
1.12
 
1.06
 
0.89
 
0.81
 
0.80
 
0.80
 
0.73
 
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
95
 
99
 
105
 
117
 
122
 
123
 
124
 
127
 
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
14.2
 
15.2
 
15.4
 
14.9
 
15.0
 
15.2
 
15.5
 
15.5
 
 
Total primary energy supply per capita
Toe per capita
3.73
 
3.93
 
3.93
 
3.73
 
3.70
 
3.66
 
3.63
 
3.59
 
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.13
 
0.13
 
0.13
 
0.12
 
0.11
 
0.11
 
0.10
 
0.10
 
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
1.6
 
1.5
 
1.7
 
1.5
 
1.9
 
2.4
 
2.7
 
2.9
 
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
29.88
 
25.31
 
25.52
 
29.66
 
39.24
 
55.24
 
66.38
 
74.16
 
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
10.0
 
9.8
 
8.5
 
7.7
 
8.1
 
7.5
 
7.7
 
..
 
 
ICT-related occupations: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
20.9
 
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
35.6
 
39.7
 
47.2
 
50.0
 
57.3
 
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
291
 
305
 
281
 
195
 
306
 
282
 
282
 
..
 
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
41
 
54
 
53
 
63
 
59
 
61
 
87
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
2 280
 
 |
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
3 385
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
800
 
..
 
 
CO2 emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
41
 
43
 
43
 
42
 
42
 
43
 
45
 
..
 
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
University level: graduation rates in peer age group
%
30
 
29
 
32
 
37
 
39
 
38
 
39
 
..
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
18.5
 
 |
23.6
 
24.8
 
26.3
 
27.8
 
29.1
 
30.8
 
..
 
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
48.2
 
47.0
 
44.8
 
45.2
 
44.7
 
46.4
 
48.4
 
48.8
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
75.3
 
76.4
 
76.4
 
75.7
 
76.5
 
77.8
 
78.2
 
78.8
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
45.2
 
46.6
 
47.9
 
49.2
 
49.5
 
51.7
 
53.4
 
54.1
 
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
18.1
 
17.9
 
18.6
 
19.3
 
19.3
 
19.6
 
19.9
 
20.3
 
 
Self-employment rate: total civilian employment
%
18.9
 
18.1
 
18.1
 
17.7
 
18.0
 
17.4
 
16.3
 
16.8
 
 
Self-employment rate, men: male civilian employment
%
25.8
 
25.2
 
25.6
 
25.0
 
25.3
 
24.7
 
23.3
 
24.2
 
 
Self-employment rate, women: female civilian employment
%
9.0
 
8.0
 
7.8
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
7.5
 
6.7
 
7.1
 
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total civilian labour force
%
4.3
 
4.0
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
 
Unemployment rate, men: male civilian labour force
%
4.3
 
4.1
 
4.8
 
5.0
 
4.9
 
4.6
 
4.6
 
5.0
 
 
Unemployment rate, women: female civilian labour force
%
4.1
 
3.8
 
4.1
 
4.3
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
..
 
33.1
 
29.4
 
35.5
 
34.3
 
34.3
 
34.3
 
30.3
 
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per hour, total economy
USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
1 719
 
1 709
 
1 695
 
1 671
 
1 668
 
1 654
 
1 640
 
1 630
 
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
% of GDP
1.12
 
1.10
 
1.10
 
1.17
 
1.24
 
1.26
 
1.32
 
1.36
 
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
5.0
 
5.1
 
5.3
 
5.5
 
5.9
 
5.9
 
6.0
 
..
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
3 790
 
3 847
 
3 917
 
3 980
 
4 045
 
4 134
 
4 240
 
4 339
 
 
Population growth rates
%
1.3
 
1.5
 
1.8
 
1.6
 
1.6
 
2.2
 
2.6
 
2.3
 
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.9
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
1.9
 
1.9
 
..
 
 
Ratio of population aged 65 and over to total
%
11.2
 
11.2
 
11.1
 
11.1
 
11.1
 
11.1
 
10.9
 
10.8
 
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net migration rate
Per '000 inhabitants
8.4
 
10.0
 
8.4
 
7.8
 
11.6
 
15.9
 
..
 
..
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
8.7
 
9.3
 
10.0
 
10.8
 
11.6
 
12.7
 
14.4
 
..
 
 
Foreign population
% of population
3.3
 
4.0
 
4.8
 
5.6
 
5.5
 
6.3
 
..
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born men
% of labour force
4.4
 
..
 
..
 
4.8
 
4.9
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
6.6
 
6.7
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born women
% of labour force
4.2
 
..
 
..
 
3.8
 
3.7
 
3.5
 
3.8
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
6.0
 
5.3
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
..
 
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
76.6
 
77.2
 
77.9
 
78.4
 
78.9
 
79.5
 
79.7
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
74.0
 
74.5
 
75.2
 
75.9
 
76.4
 
77.3
 
77.3
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
79.2
 
79.9
 
80.5
 
80.8
 
81.4
 
81.7
 
82.1
 
..
 
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
6.2
 
5.7
 
5.0
 
5.3
 
4.6
 
4.0
 
3.7
 
..
 
 
Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
11.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Household expenditure on recreation and culture
% of GDP
3.4
 
3.5
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.1
 
 
Number of tourists
'000
6 646
 
6 353
 
6 476
 
6 764
 
6 953
 
7 333
 
8 001
 
8 332
 
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
110
 
107
 
96
 
84
 
94
 
84
 
87
 
77
 
Note:  |: Break in series Last updated 6 April 2009
Source: For explanatory notes, see OECD Factbook 2009 (www.SourceOECD.org/factbook)
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