Trade surplus widens despite dip in exports

Bigger fall in imports in March, CSO data show

16th May, 2016
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Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the country's trade surplus widened in March this year despite a fall in the value of goods exports and imports.

The CSO said exports fell by 2 per cent from February to just over €8.57 billion, but imports dropped by 12 per cent to €4.47 billion, giving a surplus of just over €4.1 billion. This compared with a surplus of €3.67 billion in February. These figures are...

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