The CSO have published the Q4 2014 Quarterly National Accounts which provide us with the first full-year estimates for 2014.
Real GDP growth in 2014 is estimated to have been 4.8 per cent. Real GNP expanded by 5.2 per cent.
Nominal GDP grew by 6.1 per cent and now stands at €185 billion. Real GDP growth was 0.2 per cent in Q4 2014 compared to previous quarter. The Balance of Payments shows a current account surplus equivalent to 6.2 per cent of GDP (€11.5 billion) for 2014.
As per usual there is likely a lot happening under the surface of the headline figures with factors like contract manufacturing and re-domiciling PLCs impacting previous figures.
Prices rose 0.6 per cent in February but annual inflation remained negative at –0.4 per cent.