Irish trade surplus widens by 28% to €4.98 billion in January

Exports fell by 6% while imports were down by 27%

15th March, 2016

Ireland's trade surplus widened to €4.98 billion in January from €3.88 billion in December as a six per cent drop in exports was outweighed by a 27 per cent fall in seasonally-adjusted imports, the CSO said.

Exports fell by €624 million, or six per cent, to €9.56 billion while imports dropped by €1.7 billion, or 27 per cent, to €4.58 billion.

Central Statistics Office data showed that exports of...

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