China and Ireland: The trade facts

Ireland’s trade with China is heavily weighted in favour of the Chinese, with imports running at more than four times the level of exports.

18th March, 2006

Ireland’s trade with China is heavily weighted in favour of the Chinese, with imports running at more than four times the level of exports.

Irish exports to China last year totalled €907 million, compared with imports of €3.708 billion, excluding Chinese goods imported from other EU countries.

Following a trade mission to China, led by the Taoiseach in January 2005, exports last year were up by 41 per cent on the previous year.

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