Irish trade surplus falls by 46% to €1.8 billion in July

UPDATE: Irish exports fell by 16 per cent to €6.5 billion while imports rose by seven per cent to €4.7 billion, resulting in a 46 per cent fall in the trade surplus to €1.8 billion, the CSO said.

18th September, 2014
Ireland's trade surplus fell by 46 per cent in July

Irish exports fell by 16 per cent in July to €6.5 billion while imports rose by seven per cent on the month to €4.7 billion, resulting in a 46 per cent fall in the trade surplus to €1.8 billion, the CSO said.

Year-on-year exports fell by 11 per cent, driven by decreases in the export of organic chemicals and medical and pharmaceutical products. Imports rose by 10 per cent over the same period as imports of machinery...

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