The Irish trade surplus widened to €4.57 billion in April from €3.3 billion in March as exports rose to an all-time high, the Central Statistics Office said.
Preliminary figures showed that seasonally-adjusted exports rose by 12 per cent from March to a record €9.3 billion while imports fell by six per cent to €4.7 billion.
The main driver of exports in April was medical and pharmaceutical products which recorded a 63 per cent rise to €2.7...
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