The Residential Property Price Index (RPPI) is designed to measure the change in the average level of prices paid by households for residential properties sold in Ireland. The RPPI specifically excludes non-household purchases, non-market purchases and self-builds (i.e. where the land is purchased separately). The index is mix-adjusted to allow for the fact that different types of property are sold in different months.
It includes cash purchases of property and detailed locational characteristics of dwellings. In addition, a range of additional indicators measuring the volume, value, average price and median price of residential property in Ireland are also included. These indicators are broken down by the characteristics of the buyer, the seller, the dwelling and geographical location. The RPPI is split into two higher level geographical areas. These are Dublin and the Rest of Ireland (i.e. Ireland excluding Dublin). Both house and apartment sub-indices, as well as an all dwelling index, are provided for each of these areas.
The Central Statistics Office publication, National Income and Expenditure Annual Results 2017 accompanies the preliminary estimates of the national accounts for the year 2017 together with revised estimates for the years 2012 to 2016. The tables relate to national income and expenditure, capital formation and savings together with details of transactions of the government sector classified in accordance with national accounting definitions. The results also include estimates of the GNI* and the Modified Domestic Demand (MDD) indicators, recommended by the Economic Statistics Review Group (ESRG), to give users better insight into domestic economic activity.
The Central Statistics Office publication, “Trade Statistics April 2018”, provides data on the movement of goods, exports and imports, between countries. Trade in Goods statistics in this publication are a combination of Customs-based non-EU trade statistics and the Intrastat survey of Irish traders involved in trade with other EU member states.
The Central Statistics Office publication, “ Population and Labour Force Projections 2017-2051" presents six population projections under contrasting scenarios for each year from 2017 to 2051 and three labour force projections are presented up to 2031.
The report is not an attempt to predict the future but rather presents how the population could evolve under different scenarios. By making assumptions about future trends in mortality, migration and fertility, we can project the population forward and examine the possible outcomes for demographic groups such as the school-going population, the working-age population and the elderly.