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Regional Pulse

January 2018

The Bank of Ireland Regional Pulses bring together the views of households and firms in the various parts of the country. The results for January 2018 (3 month moving average basis) show that sentiment was up on the month in all regions apart from Dublin.

Households around the country upgraded their assessment of the economy and, for the most part, their own finances this month, with the survey findings also indicating that most expect house prices and rents to increase over the coming year. On the business side, near-term prospects for business activity and hiring remained in positive territory in each of the four regions in January.

Regional Pulse

January 2018

Key Points

  • Sentiment increases in three out of four regions in January
  • Dublin Pulse loses ground
  • Gains elsewhere

Regional Pulse

January 2018

Dublin Pulse

January 2018

93.6

-1.3 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

January 2018

Rest of Leinster Pulse

January 2018

90.4

+1.9 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

January 2018

Munster Pulse

January 2018

91.2

+0.5 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

January 2018

Connacht / Ulster Pulse

January 2018

85.4

+2.9 on previous index reading

(3 Month Moving Average)

Regional Pulse

January 2018

”With the post-Christmas sales in full swing, the buying climate around the country was firmer this month.”

Dr Loretta O’Sullivan
Group Chief Economist
Bank of Ireland

Regional Pulse

January 2018

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