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9th March, 2017
All sectors of economy grew last year, says CSO. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office this morning showed that gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 5.2 per cent last year, while gross national product – which excludes the impact of multi-national profit flows – jumped by 9 per cent.

The CSO’s Jennifer Banim, who is responsible for economic statistics, said all sectors of the economy grew last year.

Today's figures prompted economists to signal an upgrade of their GDP forecasts for 2017. Davy...

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