Exports rise by €2.3 billion in first quarter of 2024 – CSO

May 18, 2024

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that Ireland’s unadjusted exports of goods increased by €2.3 billion to €53.2 billion in the first quarter of this year compared with the same time last year.

The CSO said that seasonally adjusted exports of goods amounted to €17.6 billion in March, virtually unchanged on the previous month.

Meanwhile, unadjusted imports for the first three months of the year were valued at €31.2 billion, down €3.4 billion on the same time last year.

Seasonally adjusted imports totalled €11.1 billion in March, the CSO said.

Today’s monthly figures show that the EU accounted for €6.91 billion, or 37%, of total goods exports in March, of which €1.873 billion went to Germany, €1.836 billion went to Belgium and €1.163 billion went to the Netherlands.

The US was the main non-EU destination accounting for €5.226 billion (28%) of total exports in March 2024.

Exports to Great Britain came to €1.731 billion, which was 9% of total exports the month, while imports from Great Britain in March hit €1.508 billion – or 13% of the total value of imports.

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