Thursday 23 November 2017

Exports rise 7pc to €7.52bn in May

Irish exports rose 7pc in May
Irish exports rose 7pc in May

Maeve Dineen

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.

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