- GDP increased by 0.8% in Q1 2014 compared with growth of 0.7% in Q4 2013.
- Output increased in three of the four main industrial groupings within the economy in Q1 2014 compared with Q4 2013.
- In Q1 2014 GDP was estimated to be 0.6% below the peak in Q1 2008. From peak to trough in 2009, the economy shrank by 7.2%.
- GDP was 3.1% higher in Q1 2014 compared with the same quarter a year ago.