DÁIL QUESTION ON GROSS NATIONAL INCOME STAR

  1. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach when the first estimates of GNI*, gross national income star, will be produced by the Central Statistics Office; the frequency with which this series will be produced; and the discussions that have taken place with the EU and EUROSTAT in this regard.  [19958/17]

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Regina Doherty): The Central Statistics Office, CSO, convened the economic statistics review group, ESRG, in September 2016. The report of the group was published on 3 February 2017, along with the CSO’s response to the report. The focus of the ESRG was to identify a suite of analyses or indicators which would provide a better understanding of the domestic components of our highly globalised economy.

While GDP, gross domestic product, and GNP, gross national product, continue to be the international standard indicators, the development of a new level indicator, called GNI*, has been proposed by the group to address the specific nature of the Irish economy. GNI* is designed to exclude from gross national income, GNI, the depreciation attributable to relocated capital assets and the impact of re-domiciled firms. In doing so, it will aim to measure more closely domestic economic activity. This should provide useful information for analytical and economic modelling purposes such as budgetary forecasting.

The CSO will implement the review group’s recommendations on an incremental basis and will publish annual current price estimates of GNI* for the years 1995 to 2016 with the annual national income and expenditure 2016 results scheduled for mid-2017. The CSO plans to develop quarterly estimates of GNI* in 2018 with the estimates calculated at current and constant prices, namely adjusted for inflation.

EUROSTAT was international observer on the ESRG. The ESRG report was presented and discussed at the February 2017 European statistical system committee meeting of directors general of national statistical offices. It was subsequently discussed at a high level EUROSTAT task force on globalisation which includes directors of macroeconomic and business statistics.

The CSO has also made presentations on the ESRG report at EUROSTAT working groups on national accounts, balance of payments and business statistics. The report is helping to inform discussion of how globalisation is measured in European statistics.

Deputy Thomas P. Broughan: I thank the Minister of State for her response. The revision of our 2015 national accounts was embarrassing for the CSO and the Government. The significant jump in our GDP, based on the impact of globalisation and the transfer of whole balance sheets of multinationals and intellectual property assets to Ireland, was unusual and awkward for the Government, as well as embarrassing for the CSO. Obviously, our economy is very globalised and it was the first in which the impact of this was seen dramatically.

The work of the ESRG under the Governor of the Central Bank, Philip Lane, will allay concerns with our European partners that we are still not indulging in leprechaun economics. It will also allay concerns that when we issue figures for GDP and GNP, they can be taken as reasonably accurate.

Will the Minister of State indicate whether the 2010 standard and the balance of payments sixth edition manual is being applied to our national accounts? The fact the size of the economy jumped by 26% in 2015 with following growth for 2016 had fundamental impacts on the fiscal rules and fiscal compact, as well as the burden the country has to undertake regarding its European obligations. This has been discussed at the budgetary committee. Does the Minister of State know if our European partners understand this fully? Have all the recommendations from the Central Bank Governor in this regard been implemented?

Deputy Michael Moynihan: Several questions emerged from last June’s 26% increase in economic growth. The CSO gave us confidentiality reasons as to why a rational reason could not be given for this. Is there any anticipation of fluctuations for the 2016 report which could lead to another mockery of Ireland’s economic growth rates? Will a sound economic rebuttal be available to answer how the figures were arrived at? I understand the CSO and the Government were able to explain the figures to the European Union. Were there any corrections to the commentary made by some European institutions about last year’s figures? Were there any acknowledgments from these institutions that they were wrong?

Deputy Regina Doherty: With regard to Deputy Broughan’s question about leprechaun economics, Mr. Lane was clever in so far as when we established the ESRG, he invited two members of EUROSTAT to sit on the committee to ensure they would be party to all of the hearings and analytical data that fed into why we were creating GNI*.

There was a rational reason for the growth rate. The 26% increase in the 2015 figures was due to the consequential impacts of the relocation of entire balance sheets to Ireland and related activity. The scale of the relocations in 2015 was substantial and added €300 billion worth of capital stocks to Irish balance sheets. The net effect of the sales of those products produced abroad under the contract of those relocated headquarters added to Ireland’s balance sheet of trade in goods and services in the national accounts. This doubled from €35 billion to €70 billion. Although there was a significant jump in 2015, the relocation and repatriation of intellectual property was not new. It started as far back as 2012. It is anticipated we will have growth or a reduction in these figures year on year. This is why EUROSTAT was invited to sit on the ESRG. This was to discuss the rationale behind the new analytical data of GNI*.

Although there were some disparaging remarks made not just by our European counterparts but some of our own home-grown economic experts, it was not leprechaun economics. It was a reflection of the repatriation of headquarters into the country and the additional intellectual property rights registered here.

We will continue to report the statistics, as was done in 2015, every year, with the exception we discussed earlier from 2005 to 2015.

Deputy Thomas P. Broughan: We always had a series on net national product taking account of depreciation. Why did that accounting system not catch some of those massive inflows? The Lane committee’s report indicates GNI* will be produced and we will have a number of other structural indicators, with the quarterly publication of the gross value added and net national product. Will all of those happen and will we be able to monitor this position much more carefully in future? With the advent of President Trump and concerns that people have about the impact of his policies on foreign direct investment in this country, it may be less of a problem for us in future. We look forward to the publication of GNI*. Does the Minister of State believe our European colleagues will take it seriously or will they simply look at gross domestic product and gross national product as the fundamental indicators? None of the rest of those countries has had the experience of having to create this totally new series of accounting.

Deputy Michael Moynihan: In June, when the disparaging commentary was being made by some of the European institutions, was there clarification or discussion between the State’s Departments and European institutions on the fluctuations? What was the response from the European institutions that made disparaging remarks at the time?

Deputy Regina Doherty: To answer Deputy Broughan’s question, the gross domestic product, GDP, will continue to be the denominator for the deficit and debt ratios under the fiscal compact rules. GNI* will just be an alternative denominator for use below the line in the ratio analysis when aggregates such as deficit, debt or investments are being expressed as a percentage of the indicator of the size of the economy. This new analytical data, GNI*, is unique to Ireland. To answer the questions of both Deputies, the European Union institutions just recognise that it is unique to Ireland’s highly globalised market. It is obviously not something they will follow suit on and do for their own relative markets. We will be producing the data on a quarterly basis until we catch up but thereafter it will be on an annual basis. Once we complete by the middle of this year the catch-up quarterly reports from 2005 to 2015, we will issue the reports on an annual basis from 2018 onwards.

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Tommy's Dáil speech on the Energy Bill 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on NAMA Project Eagle sale
Tommy's Dáil speech on NAMA Project Eagle sale

Tommy's Dáil speech on Summer  Economic Statements
Tommy's Dáil speech on Summer Economic Statements

Tommy's Dáil speech on Rent Certainty PMB
Tommy's Dáil speech on Rent Certainty PMB

Tommy's Dáil speech on Revised Estimates for Justice
Tommy's Dáil speech on Revised Estimates for Justice

Tommy questioning Minister Ross on Metro North
Tommy questioning Minister Ross on Metro North

Tommy questioning Minister Ross on plans for College Green
Tommy questioning Minister Ross on plans for College Green

Tommy's speech during Topical Issues Debate on Bin Charges
Tommy's speech during Topical Issues Debate on Bin Charges

Tommy's speech during Leader's Questions on the Stardust Tragedy
Tommy's speech during Leader's Questions on the Stardust Tragedy

Tommy's Dáil speech on Statements on Jobs
Tommy's Dáil speech on Statements on Jobs

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Adjournment Debate on Autism Services
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Adjournment Debate on Autism Services

Tommy questioning the Minister for Education on third level funding and access
Tommy questioning the Minister for Education on third level funding and access

Tommy's speech on Dáil Reform Report
Tommy's speech on Dáil Reform Report

Tommy questioning the Tanaiste on Garda resources
Tommy questioning the Tanaiste on Garda resources

Tommy's speech on the Adoption Bill
Tommy's speech on the Adoption Bill

Tommy's speech on Ministerial appointments of 32nd Dáil
Tommy's speech on Ministerial appointments of 32nd Dáil

Tommy's speech during Statements on Crime
Tommy's speech during Statements on Crime

Tommy's speech during Statements on Irish Water
Tommy's speech during Statements on Irish Water

Tommy's speech during Statements on Mental Health
Tommy's speech during Statements on Mental Health

Tommy's speech during Statements on EU/UK Relations
Tommy's speech during Statements on EU/UK Relations

Tommy's speech on Taoiseach nominations
Tommy's speech on Taoiseach nominations

Tommy's speech during Statements on Housing and Homelessness
Tommy's speech during Statements on Housing and Homelessness

Tommy questioning the Minister for Finance
Tommy questioning the Minister for Finance

Tommy questioning the Minister  for Transport on mututal recognition of disqualified drivers
Tommy questioning the Minister for Transport on mututal recognition of disqualified drivers

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on RSA and road safety statistics
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on RSA and road safety statistics

Tommy questioning the Minister for Education and Skills
Tommy questioning the Minister for Education and Skills

Tommy's Dáil speech on dredging in Howth Harbour
Tommy's Dáil speech on dredging in Howth Harbour

Tommy questioning Minister White on Eircode
Tommy questioning Minister White on Eircode

Tommy questioning Minister Kelly on Housing and Homelessness
Tommy questioning Minister Kelly on Housing and Homelessness

Tommy's Dáil speech on Social Welfare Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on Social Welfare Bill 2015

Tommy questioning Minister Bruton on Cadbury Coolock
Tommy questioning Minister Bruton on Cadbury Coolock

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issues Debate on Drink-driving Conviction Rates
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issues Debate on Drink-driving Conviction Rates

Tommy's Dáil speech on Budget 2016
Tommy's Dáil speech on Budget 2016

Tommy 's Dáil speech on Financial Resolutions No.4 Budget 2016
Tommy 's Dáil speech on Financial Resolutions No.4 Budget 2016

Tommy's Dáil speech on Sinn Féin's Social Housing Motion
Tommy's Dáil speech on Sinn Féin's Social Housing Motion

Tommy questioning Tánaiste on One Parent Family Payments
Tommy questioning Tánaiste on One Parent Family Payments

Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on  the Malahide Road Re-alignment
Tommy's Topical Issue Debate on the Malahide Road Re-alignment

Tommy questioning Minister for Health on Fair Deal Scheme
Tommy questioning Minister for Health on Fair Deal Scheme

Tommy questioning Minister Reilly on UN Review on the Rights of the Child
Tommy questioning Minister Reilly on UN Review on the Rights of the Child

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Civil Debt Procedures Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Civil Debt Procedures Bill 2015

Tommy 's question to Minister Coveney on BSE case
Tommy 's question to Minister Coveney on BSE case

Tommy's Dáil speech on St Michael's House Funding
Tommy's Dáil speech on St Michael's House Funding

Tommy's Dáil speech on the  Low Pay Commission
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Low Pay Commission

Tommy's Dáil speech questioning on uplifts to Rent Supplement
Tommy's Dáil speech questioning on uplifts to Rent Supplement

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Urban Regeneration and Housing Bill 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Commission of Investigation into IBRC
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Commission of Investigation into IBRC

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Bill 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech questioning Minister O'Sullivan on autism service
Tommy's Dáil speech questioning Minister O'Sullivan on autism service

Tommy's Dáil speech against sale of Aer Lingus
Tommy's Dáil speech against sale of Aer Lingus

Tommy's Dáil questions to Minister Flanagan on China
Tommy's Dáil questions to Minister Flanagan on China

Tommy's Dáil questions To Minister Richard Bruton on Cadbury Coolock
Tommy's Dáil questions To Minister Richard Bruton on Cadbury Coolock

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 2014

Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on National Bus Strike
Tommy's Dáil speech on Topical Issue Debate on National Bus Strike

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Spring Economic Statement
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Spring Economic Statement

Tommy's closing Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill
Tommy's closing Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Peace and Neutrality
Tommy's Dáil speech on Peace and Neutrality

Tommy's opening Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill
Tommy's opening Dáil speech on his High Pay and Wealth Commission Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on Neutrality Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on Neutrality Bill

Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on changes to One-Parent Family Payment in the Dáil
Tommy questioning the Tánaiste on changes to One-Parent Family Payment in the Dáil

Tommy's contribution to the Topical Issue Matter of Cadbury Coolock job losses in Dáil Éireann
Tommy's contribution to the Topical Issue Matter of Cadbury Coolock job losses in Dáil Éireann

Tommy questioning Health Ministers in the Dáil on services for children with autism
Tommy questioning Health Ministers in the Dáil on services for children with autism

Tommy's Dáil speech in support on Jake's Law
Tommy's Dáil speech in support on Jake's Law

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on rising rents and the need for Rent Regulation
Tommy's Dáil speech on rising rents and the need for Rent Regulation

Tommy's Dáil speech on his submission for Budget 2015
Tommy's Dáil speech on his submission for Budget 2015

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Garda Síochana (Amendment) (No.3) Bill
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Garda Síochana (Amendment) (No.3) Bill

Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic (No.2) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil speech on the Road Traffic (No.2) Bill 2014

Tommy raises constituents' concerns regarding North Dublin Oil Pipeline
Tommy raises constituents' concerns regarding North Dublin Oil Pipeline

Tommy's speech on Social Clauses in Public Procurement Bill 2013
Tommy's speech on Social Clauses in Public Procurement Bill 2013

Tommy speaks on Workplace Relations Bill 2014
Tommy speaks on Workplace Relations Bill 2014

Tommy asks Minister Paschal Donohoe to introduce third payment option for penalty points offences
Tommy asks Minister Paschal Donohoe to introduce third payment option for penalty points offences

Tommy urges Minister Kelly to immediately deal with social housing crisis
Tommy urges Minister Kelly to immediately deal with social housing crisis

Topical Issue Debate on Allegations of Illegal Activity in Some Contracts under the School Building Programme
Topical Issue Debate on Allegations of Illegal Activity in Some Contracts under the School Building Programme

Tommy's Speech to the Dáil on the Wind Turbine Regulation Bill
Tommy's Speech to the Dáil on the Wind Turbine Regulation Bill

Tommy asks Minister Rabbitte about Possibility of Introducing Rent Controls
Tommy asks Minister Rabbitte about Possibility of Introducing Rent Controls

Tommy's Dáil Speech on State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014
Tommy's Dáil Speech on State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014

Tommy's Dáil Speech on Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013
Tommy's Dáil Speech on Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013

Tommy's Dáil Speech on Cemetery Management Bill 2013
Tommy's Dáil Speech on Cemetery Management Bill 2013

Dáil Statement by Tommy on Social Housing Crisis
Dáil Statement by Tommy on Social Housing Crisis

Tommy speaks in Dáil on Garda Inspectorate Report
Tommy speaks in Dáil on Garda Inspectorate Report

Tommy asks Minister Joan Burton about Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times
Tommy asks Minister Joan Burton about Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times

Tommy's Statement to the Dáil in response to Allegations about An Garda Síochána
Tommy's Statement to the Dáil in response to Allegations about An Garda Síochána

Tommy speaks on Offshore Wind Energy Plan in Dáil Éireann
Tommy speaks on Offshore Wind Energy Plan in Dáil Éireann

Dáil Speech by Tommy on Roads Bill 2014
Dáil Speech by Tommy on Roads Bill 2014

Tommy asks Minister Noonan about future of Irish Nationwide Mortgage Holders
Tommy asks Minister Noonan about future of Irish Nationwide Mortgage Holders

Tommy Calls for Commission of Investigation into Stardust Fire in Dáil Éireann
Tommy Calls for Commission of Investigation into Stardust Fire in Dáil Éireann

Tommy's Dáil Statement on Effects of Recent Flooding
Tommy's Dáil Statement on Effects of Recent Flooding

Tommy asks Minister Deenihan about War Commemorations
Tommy asks Minister Deenihan about War Commemorations

Tommy Broughan TD asks Taoiseach about Commission of Investigation for Stardust Fire
Tommy Broughan TD asks Taoiseach about Commission of Investigation for Stardust Fire

Tommy Broughan TD speaks at Conference 09
Tommy Broughan TD speaks at Conference 09

Tommy Questions Taoiseach on Aer Lingus Dispute
Tommy Questions Taoiseach on Aer Lingus Dispute

Tommy's Dail Speech on Illegal Occupations in Newtown Court & Clongriffin
Tommy's Dail Speech on Illegal Occupations in Newtown Court & Clongriffin

Tommy's Dáil speech on National Minimum Wage
Tommy's Dáil speech on National Minimum Wage

Labour Party Conference 2010
Labour Party Conference 2010

Dail Tourism Debate
Dail Tourism Debate

Labour Party Conference 2009
Labour Party Conference 2009

Dublin Bay North