7 key points from ESRI's latest forecast

Think-tank expects strong home performance, but uncertainty on trade after Brexit

15th December, 2016
Uncertainty about exports after Brexit. Pic: RollingNews.ie

In its latest quarterly report, the ESRI forecasts that gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 4.2 per cent this year and 3.5 per cent in 2017. The institute says these figures have been revised marginally lower since the beginning of the year due to Brexit.

The institute expects strong growth in consumption and investment next year, but warns that Brexit and a weaker sterling are likely to hinder Irish exports next year.

Key points from the forecast...

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