Irish exports increased by 23 per cent in August (to €7.97 billion) from July, figures from the Central Statistics Office have shown.
Coupled with a small increase of €29 million (1 per cent) in imports, the seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased by €1.43 billion — or about 75 per cent - to stand at €3.3 billion.
Comparing August 2014 with August 2013, the value of exports increased by €409 million (6 per cent).
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