Thursday June 4, 2020

Rise in imports narrows May trade surplus

Exports slightly ahead in first five months of 2016

15th July, 2016
EU accounts for half of Irish exports Pic: RollingNews.ie

Central Statistics Office figures show that the value of goods exported from Ireland fell slightly in May compared with April.

The CSO said just under €9.17 billion worth of goods were exported during May, down 1 per cent from April's figure. Imports increased, however, by 7 per cent to €5.2 billion, lowering the trade surplus to €3.96 billion. The surplus had been €4.4 billion in April. These figures are adjusted to take seasonal variations into account.

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