There was a seasonally-adjusted increase in exports of €452 million (or six per cent) in July from June, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office show.
The unadjusted trade surplus in July was €4.1 billion while the seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased by 12.6 per cent to €3.9 billion.
Chemicals and related products accounted for €4.9 billion (or 62%) of the total exports of €7.9 billion in July 2012.
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