Moscow. December 10. Of Ireland’s GDP increased in the third quarter of 2015, 7% in annual terms, growth in the second quarter were revised to increase to 6.8%, announced Thursday the Central statistical office (CSO) of the country.
Thus, the growth of the Irish economy in the current year may be the strongest since 2000 – almost 7%.
Economists surveyed by Bloomberg on average expected a rise of 6% in annual terms in July-September. Compared with the previous three months GDP rose by 1.4%.
“It seems that the final figure for 2015 will be closer to 7% than to 6%,” said Bloomberg senior analyst sovereign debt at Danske Bank Anders Moller of Lumholtz.
In 2000, Ireland’s GDP jumped by 10.2%.
In March in Ireland will hold parliamentary elections, and Prime Minister ENDA Kenny is expected to build the election campaign on the successful recovery of the economy after the most severe recession since 1945.
The European Commission predicts that the Irish economy will show the most significant growth among Eurozone countries for the second consecutive year and exceeds the average for the region is about 4 times.