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2010 Country statistical profile: Ireland 2010

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Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2010

 Country statistical profile: Ireland 2010
 
 
 
Unit
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
 
Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Bln USD curr. PPPs
117.8
 
129.8
 
137.7
 
148.2
 
160.4
 
175.3
 
193.4
 
184.4
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
30 515
 
33 047
 
34 512
 
36 518
 
38 675
 
41 218
 
44 381
 
41 493
 
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
25 795
 
27 422
 
29 501
 
31 273
 
33 164
 
35 873
 
37 997
 
35 581
 
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
..
 
..
 
1.9
 
6.8
 
3.5
 
4.4
 
4.2
 
1.6
 
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
5.7
 
6.5
 
4.4
 
4.6
 
6.2
 
5.4
 
6.0
 
-3.0
 
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
..
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
8.3
 
5.6
 
3.8
 
2.7
 
4.1
 
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
22.4
 
21.6
 
22.4
 
24.4
 
26.6
 
26.9
 
26.0
 
21.7
 
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
0.8
 
-5.8
 
2.7
 
1.3
 
-15.2
 
-4.9
 
3.1
 
..
 
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
6.8
 
9.3
 
1.7
 
4.0
 
4.4
 
5.3
 
9.4
 
..
 
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
7.8
 
4.8
 
5.1
 
6.0
 
6.8
 
5.7
 
6.9
 
..
 
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
0.9
 
-0.3
 
0.4
 
1.4
 
1.7
 
3.0
 
0.2
 
-7.2
 
 
General government debt
% of GDP
37.4
 
35.2
 
34.1
 
32.7
 
32.7
 
28.8
 
28.3
 
48.5
 
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
34.2
 
33.2
 
33.6
 
34.9
 
35.4
 
37.2
 
36.5
 
34.9
 
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
33.2
 
33.5
 
33.2
 
33.5
 
33.7
 
34.2
 
36.2
 
42.0
 
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
5.1
 
5.4
 
5.7
 
5.9
 
5.6
 
5.5
 
6.1
 
..
 
 
Private expenditure on health
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
1.5
 
..
 
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
15.8
 
16.2
 
16.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
1.3
 
1.3
 
1.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
2.4
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
0.33
 
0.40
 
0.39
 
0.39
 
0.42
 
0.54
 
0.55
 
0.59
 
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
29.1
 
28.0
 
28.5
 
29.9
 
30.4
 
31.7
 
30.8
 
28.3
 
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
12.2
 
11.1
 
11.3
 
11.8
 
11.7
 
12.5
 
12.1
 
10.6
 
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
10.6
 
10.9
 
10.8
 
11.2
 
11.4
 
11.4
 
11.1
 
10.5
 
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
25.8
 
24.5
 
24.2
 
24.0
 
23.5
 
23.0
 
22.7
 
22.9
 
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade in goods and services
% of GDP
92.4
 
85.5
 
75.8
 
76.5
 
75.9
 
74.9
 
75.8
 
78.3
 
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
26.4
 
36.0
 
38.7
 
42.0
 
39.7
 
32.2
 
35.3
 
42.8
 
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
51.1
 
52.3
 
54.2
 
62.3
 
70.3
 
76.6
 
86.7
 
84.1
 
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
77.4
 
88.3
 
92.9
 
104.3
 
110.0
 
108.8
 
122.0
 
126.9
 
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
-11.9
 
-13.0
 
-12.5
 
-12.7
 
-11.6
 
-8.5
 
-1.7
 
-7.2
 
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
37.5
 
42.8
 
54.5
 
65.4
 
71.5
 
80.2
 
94.7
 
107.8
 
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
25.6
 
29.8
 
42.0
 
52.7
 
59.9
 
71.6
 
93.0
 
100.6
 
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
-0.7
 
-0.9
 
0.0
 
-0.6
 
-3.5
 
-3.5
 
-5.3
 
-5.3
 
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
106 692
 
104 152
 
120 728
 
145 862
 
..
 
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
207 647
 
163 530
 
156 491
 
193 451
 
..
 
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
9 653
 
29 350
 
22 803
 
-10 614
 
-31 670
 
-5 545
 
30 597
 
-12 278
 
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
4 066
 
11 035
 
5 555
 
18 079
 
14 304
 
15 332
 
20 778
 
13 202
 
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
4.9
 
4.6
 
3.5
 
2.2
 
2.4
 
3.9
 
4.9
 
4.1
 
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
5.3
 
4.9
 
3.8
 
2.1
 
2.0
 
3.9
 
5.3
 
3.2
 
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
6.5
 
3.4
 
1.4
 
-0.2
 
-0.7
 
1.4
 
2.8
 
6.5
 
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
-2.6
 
3.5
 
4.1
 
8.4
 
12.7
 
8.2
 
4.6
 
8.8
 
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
2.4
 
2.1
 
0.8
 
0.4
 
1.8
 
1.8
 
1.6
 
5.1
 
 
Long-term interest rates
%
5.02
 
4.99
 
4.13
 
4.06
 
3.32
 
3.79
 
4.33
 
4.55
 
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
EUR per USD
0.99
 
1.00
 
1.01
 
1.01
 
1.01
 
1.01
 
0.98
 
0.99
 
 
Exchange rates
EUR per USD
1.12
 
1.06
 
0.89
 
0.81
 
0.80
 
0.80
 
0.73
 
0.68
 
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
99
 
105
 
117
 
122
 
123
 
125
 
128
 
133
 
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
14.5
 
14.7
 
14.2
 
14.3
 
14.4
 
14.7
 
15.1
 
15.1
 
 
Total primary energy supply per capita
Toe per capita
3.74
 
3.74
 
3.55
 
3.53
 
3.46
 
3.45
 
3.46
 
3.41
 
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.13
 
0.12
 
0.11
 
0.11
 
0.10
 
0.10
 
0.09
 
0.10
 
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
1.6
 
1.8
 
1.6
 
2.0
 
2.5
 
2.9
 
3.1
 
3.7
 
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
25.31
 
25.52
 
29.66
 
39.24
 
55.24
 
66.38
 
74.16
 
100.39
 
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
9.9
 
8.2
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
6.2
 
6.8
 
5.6
 
..
 
 
ICT related occupations: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
20.9
 
..
 
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
..
 
35.6
 
39.7
 
47.2
 
50.0
 
57.3
 
63.0
 
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
305
 
281
 
195
 
306
 
282
 
282
 
219
 
..
 
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
54
 
53
 
63
 
59
 
61
 
87
 
48
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
3 400
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
780
 
..
 
 
CO2 emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
43
 
43
 
42
 
42
 
44
 
45
 
44
 
..
 
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
32.2
 
..
 
 
Tertiary entry rates in peer age groups
%
38.9
 
39.5
 
41.1
 
43.9
 
44.6
 
40.1
 
44.3
 
..
 
 
Tertiary graduation rates in population at graduation age
%
29.3
 
32.0
 
36.8
 
38.7
 
38.2
 
39.1
 
45.0
 
..
 
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
47.0
 
44.8
 
45.2
 
44.7
 
46.4
 
48.4
 
48.8
 
46.1
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
76.4
 
76.4
 
75.7
 
76.5
 
77.8
 
78.2
 
78.8
 
78.0
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
46.6
 
47.9
 
49.2
 
49.5
 
51.7
 
53.4
 
54.1
 
53.9
 
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
17.9
 
18.6
 
19.3
 
19.3
 
19.6
 
19.9
 
20.3
 
21.0
 
 
Self-employment rate: total civilian employment
%
18.1
 
18.1
 
17.7
 
18.0
 
17.3
 
16.3
 
16.8
 
17.3
 
 
Self-employment rate, men: male civilian employment
%
25.2
 
25.6
 
24.9
 
25.3
 
24.7
 
23.4
 
24.1
 
24.9
 
 
Self-employment rate, women: female civilian employment
%
8.0
 
7.7
 
7.8
 
7.9
 
7.4
 
6.7
 
7.1
 
7.5
 
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total civilian labour force
%
3.9
 
4.5
 
4.8
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
4.5
 
4.6
 
6.0
 
 
Unemployment rate, men: male civilian labour force
%
4.0
 
4.7
 
5.0
 
4.9
 
4.6
 
4.6
 
4.9
 
7.1
 
 
Unemployment rate, women: female civilian labour force
%
3.8
 
4.1
 
4.3
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
4.6
 
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
33.1
 
29.4
 
35.5
 
34.3
 
34.3
 
34.3
 
30.3
 
29.4
 
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per unit labour input, total economy
Annual growth %
7.8
 
6.2
 
6.7
 
5.5
 
6.2
 
5.1
 
6.4
 
..
 
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
1 713
 
1 698
 
1 671
 
1 668
 
1 654
 
1 642
 
1 631
 
1 601
 
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
% of GDP
1.10
 
1.10
 
1.17
 
1.23
 
1.25
 
1.25
 
1.28
 
1.43
 
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
5.1
 
5.3
 
5.5
 
5.9
 
5.9
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
..
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
3 847
 
3 917
 
3 980
 
4 045
 
4 134
 
4 240
 
4 339
 
 |
4 250
 
 
Population growth rates
%
1.5
 
1.8
 
1.6
 
1.6
 
2.2
 
2.6
 
2.3
 
..
 
 
Total fertility rates
Children
2.0
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
1.9
 
1.9
 
2.0
 
2.1
 
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
21.5
 
21.1
 
21.0
 
20.9
 
20.6
 
20.4
 
20.4
 
20.8
 
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
11.2
 
11.1
 
11.1
 
11.1
 
11.1
 
10.9
 
10.8
 
11.5
 
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net migration rate
Per '000 inhabitants
10.0
 
8.4
 
7.8
 
11.6
 
15.9
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
9.3
 
10.0
 
10.8
 
11.6
 
12.7
 
14.4
 
15.7
 
..
 
 
Foreign population
% of population
4.0
 
4.8
 
5.6
 
5.5
 
6.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
4.8
 
4.9
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
4.7
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
6.6
 
6.7
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
3.8
 
3.7
 
3.5
 
3.8
 
4.1
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
6.0
 
5.3
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
5.7
 
..
 
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
77.2
 
77.9
 
78.3
 
78.9
 
79.5
 
79.8
 
79.7
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
74.5
 
75.2
 
75.9
 
76.5
 
77.3
 
77.4
 
77.4
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
79.9
 
80.5
 
80.8
 
81.4
 
81.8
 
82.2
 
82.1
 
..
 
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
5.7
 
5.0
 
5.3
 
4.6
 
4.0
 
3.7
 
3.1
 
..
 
 
Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
8.9
 
..
 
..
 
 
Youths 20-24 not in education nor employment
%
9.3
 
10.9
 
11.5
 
11.6
 
12.3
 
11.8
 
12.1
 
..
 
 
Youths 15-19 not in education nor employment
%
4.1
 
4.9
 
5.3
 
4.9
 
4.5
 
5.0
 
5.1
 
..
 
 
Number of tourists
'000
6 353
 
6 476
 
6 764
 
6 953
 
7 333
 
8 001
 
8 332
 
..
 
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
107
 
96
 
84
 
94
 
84
 
87
 
77
 
63
 
Note:  |: Break Last updated 27 May 2010
Source: For explanatory notes, see OECD Factbook 2010 (DOI: 10.1787/factbook-2010-en)
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