Ireland's export trade surplus widened in April to €4.5 billion

Exports of food and live animals increased by six per cent

15th June, 2016
Widening surplus. Pic: Pixabay

Preliminary figures for April 2016 show that seasonally adjusted goods exports increased by €254 million (plus three per cent) to €9,238 million compared with March 2016.

Seasonally-adjusted goods imports decreased by €565 million (minus eleven per cent) to €4,704 million leading to an increase of €819 million (plus 22 per cent) in the seasonally adjusted trade surplus to €4,534 million in April 2016.

The value of goods exports for the period January to April 2016 was €36,427 million, an...

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