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Regional Pulse

March 2020

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

With the public health pandemic starting to disrupt economic life, firms in all regions reported some softness in the recent trading period and markedly downgraded their near-term expectations for business activity and hiring this month. On the consumer front, the economy was to the fore, with households everywhere decidedly gloomier about the outlook for the coming year and also more downbeat about their own financial prospects.

Regional Pulse

March 2020

Key Points

  • Regional Pulses down in March
  • Dublin Pulse posts a new low
  • Amid COVID-19 disruption

Regional Pulse

March 2020

Dublin Pulse

March 2020

80.0

-8.3 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

March 2020

Rest of Leinster Pulse

March 2020

81.3

-0.9 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

March 2020

Munster Pulse

March 2020

80.4

-2.0 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

March 2020

Connacht / Ulster Pulse

March 2020

83.2

-2.1 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

March 2020

“Sentiment in all regions took a hit this month as the coronavirus arrived on Irish shores.”

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Regional Pulse

March 2020

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