Ireland's trade surplus hit record high in 2011

Ireland’s trade surplus rose 3 per cent to €44.7 billion, the highest annual surplus on record, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.

16th March, 2012
Ireland's trade surplus hit record high in 2011
Exports for 2011 were €92.9 billion, up 4 per cent from 2010.

Ireland’s trade surplus rose 3 per cent to €44.7 billion, the highest annual surplus on record, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Exports for 2011 were €92.9 billion, up 4 per cent from 2010, while imports were €48.2 billion, up 5 per cent. Exports of medical and pharmaceutical products increased by 9 per cent to €26.4 billion.

The food industry performed particularly well with exports of meat rising 15 per cent to €2.8 billion and...

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