The Central Statistics Office has released figures that show Ireland’s seasonally adjusted trade surplus had an increase of 8% to €4,079m in June.
Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton, commented on the figures saying “I am delighted that the recent good news on the export front is continuing. It is indeed heartening to know that despite the turbulent international markets into which we are exporting, our exports are continuing to perform to an extremely high level. These trade figures show what our entrepreneurs can achieve when the conditions are right and only encourage me further to pursue this agenda so that we can continue to support export-led growth and recovery”.
The numbers highlighted Ireland’s exports which were worth €7.9bn while imports were valued at €3.82bn in June.
Detailed figures for the first five months of this year show that exports are 6% ahead of the same period a year earlier.