Competitiveness, Reserves and National Debt

Harmonised Competitiveness Indicators for Ireland track exchange rate movements on a trade weighted basis and can be deflated using various deflators. These data are provided on a harmonised basis across the Euro Area and are narrower measures of competitiveness.

The Official External Reserves (OER) dataset provides monthly information on the outstanding amounts under Reserve Assets. These assets by category are: monetary gold, Special Drawing Rights, reserve position in the IMF, foreign exchange and other claims.

The Gross National Debt dataset provides quarterly data on the outstanding amounts under this debt. The data is disaggregated by euro-denominated and non-euro denominated debt items with a further residual maturity profile.