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Regional Pulse

August 2020

The Bank of Ireland Regional Pulses bring together the views of households and firms around the country. The indices, which are calculated on a 3 month moving average basis, show that sentiment was up across the board in the period June to August compared with May to July.

The standalone monthly reading for the Rest of Leinster Pulse shows a sizeable drop in confidence in August though, following the re-imposition of restrictions in counties Kildare, Laois and Offaly. The consumer and business mood elsewhere was generally more subdued this month too, amid renewed virus jitters and the postponement of the move to phase 4 of the re-opening roadmap.

Regional Pulse

August 2020

Key Points

  • Latest Regional Pulses up
  • 3 month moving average basis
  • Some softness in the August data

Regional Pulse

August 2020

Dublin Pulse

August 2020

60.7

+7.4 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

August 2020

Rest of Leinster Pulse

August 2020

62.3

+3.1 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

August 2020

Munster Pulse

August 2020

56.9

+3.0 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

August 2020

Connacht / Ulster Pulse

August 2020

58.2

+6.3 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

August 2020

“Firms in all regions were gloomier about near-term prospects for activity this month, while households fretted about the economy.”

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Regional Pulse

August 2020

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