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Regional Pulse

May 2020

The Bank of Ireland Regional Pulses bring together the views of households and firms around the country. The results for May 2020 (3 month moving average basis) show that sentiment was down on the month across the board.

With the country in lockdown, consumers and businesses nationwide were clearly worried about the here and now. Efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus appear to be bearing some fruit though and the Government has set out a timetable to get society and commerce up and running again, which led to somewhat less pessimistic expectations in this month’s survey.

Regional Pulse

May 2020

Key Points

  • Regional Pulses down in May
  • Households and firms on edge
  • Albeit less negative about the outlook

Regional Pulse

May 2020

Dublin Pulse

May 2020

44.4

-14.8 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

May 2020

Rest of Leinster Pulse

May 2020

53.4

-12.1 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

May 2020

Munster Pulse

May 2020

52.9

-13.0 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

May 2020

Connacht / Ulster Pulse

May 2020

48.0

-16.9 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

May 2020

“The COVID-19 shock is still being keenly felt, with the Regional Pulses all tracking lower in May.”

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Regional Pulse

May 2020

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