Exports rise 7pc to €7.52bn in May
IRELAND’S exports rose 7pc to €7.52bn in May.
In the same period imports increased by 15pc, to €4.1bn, according to figures from Central Statistics Office today.
Ireland’s trade surplus - what Ireland exported over what it imported - remained largely unchanged at €3.4 billion in May. Both exports and imports rose.
Chemicals products accounted for €4.545bn, or 60pc, of the total exports in May.
Medical and pharmaceutical products increased by €99m -5pc - and organic chemicals increased by 9pc, or €113m, when compared with May last year.