IEA Statement on the latest Goods Exports and Imports figures from the CSO
Statement from Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, on the latest Goods Exports and Imports figures from the CSO:
“These figures show Ireland is on track for record exports for the year-end with worldwide exports up to the end of November up 27%, from €153 billion to €194 billion, while imports globally are up almost 39%, from €93 billion to €129 billion. On this basis, we believe Ireland is on track for another record trade surplus, standing at €65 billion, up from last year’s figure of €60 billion.
Of particular note, we are seeing a steep increase in petroleum and gas imports which stands at €11.4 billion for the year to date to November, the previous year this figure was 4.8 billion – an increase of 238%.”