Friday 23 August 2019

CSO set up new dedicated webpage to track key indicators on relationship between Ireland and UK

New page is a snapshot of the most recent CSO data (stock photo)
New page is a snapshot of the most recent CSO data (stock photo) Business Desk Business Desk

A dedicated page has been set up on the CSO website to track key indicators on the relationship between Ireland and the United Kingdom.

'Ireland and the UK in numbers' displays graphically information which is pulled directly from the CSO databank.


The most recent information will therefore be available for viewing on the site on six separate areas of interest:

*Trade in goods

*Trade in services



Emigrants to UK
Emigrants to UK

*Outbound travel (by Irish residents to Great Britain)

*Inbound travel (to Ireland by residents of Great Britain)


Senior Statistician Orla McCarthy said that the new page is a "snapshot" of the most recent CSO data and that there are plans to add further topics and indicators of interest.

"In August 2017, 23.8pc of imported goods arrived from the UK while 13.3pc of exported goods went to the UK. During 2016, 6.4pc of all imports of services were from the UK while 16pc of exports of services went to the UK," she said.

In the year ending April 2017, Ms McCarthy said 18.7pc of all emigrants went to the UK and 22.1pc of immigrants arrived from the UK, while just under 3pc of all persons employed in Ireland in Q2 2017 were UK nationals.

Immigrants from UK
Immigrants from UK

"More than a quarter (26.3pc) of all outbound trips by Irish residents were to Great Britain in Q2 2017, while 14.3pc of total expenditure by Irish residents on outbound travel was in Great Britain.

"Residents from Great Britain accounted for 38pc of all overseas trips to Ireland in Q3 2017 and they accounted for 22.1pc of all expenditure (excluding fares) in Q2 2017."

The page, which has launched today, intends to complement CSO report "Brexit: Ireland and the UK in numbers" which was published last December.

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