Archive for August 23, 2011
Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that there was a record trade surplus in June, as exports rose more quickly than imports.
The CSO said the seasonally adjusted trade surplus in June was just over €4 billion, with exports worth €7.9 billion and imports of €3.82 billion.
Detailed figures for the first five months of this year show that exports are 6% ahead of the same period a year earlier at €38.6 billion.
Growth is being led by two of the biggest export sectors. Medical and pharmaceutical exports are up 14%, while chemical exports are 7% ahead. There was also a 47% jump in exports of dairy products.