Amount held in savings jumps by €637m16/04/2012 - 12:28:22
New estimates show household savings in Ireland jumped by €637m last year, with a total of almost €12.9bn being held in savings.
The Central Statistics Office figures say gross disposable income also fell slightly in the 12-month period, from €89.2bn in 2010 to €88.8bn in 2011.
In the same period, household consumption expenditure fell by €945m (-1.2%) from €79.3bn to €78.4bn.
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