- The imports and exports of the top 10 largest trading MNCs in Ireland was equivalent to 55.6% of GDP in 2009.
- Male full-time employment is now back to levels last seen in 1998.
- More than half of Irish bank bonds are held by Irish residents.
- The lowest 49% of income tax returns filed in 2008 paid 3.6% of the total amount of income tax collected.
- An €81 billion bank bailout will result in €53 billion of debt.
- The government deficits from 2008-2013 will generate €95 billion of debt
- The trade balance in the chemicals sector is equivalent to 99.4% of Ireland’s total trade surplus.
- There has been a 300,000 reduction in the numbers employed and a 200,000 increase in the numbers unemployed.
- Total Government expenditure in 2009 was equivalent to 57.3% of GNP.
- Social welfare expenditure in 2009 was equivalent to 20.0% of GNP.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Some numbers on the Irish Economy
Here are ten interesting (to me at any rate!) statistics about the Irish economy. Follow the links to read the posts that examined these ten issues.