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Irish Exports Of Goods Decrease By €2.1bn In April 2023, Year On Year

By Donna Ahern
Irish Exports Of Goods Decrease By €2.1bn In April 2023, Year On Year

Irish exports were worth €15.1 billion in April 2023 – a decrease of €2.1 billion, compared to April of last year – research has shown.

According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), imports were worth €11.4 billion, which was over €80 million more than the value of imports in April 2022.

First Four Months Of 2023

Commenting on the CSO release, Ciarán Counihan, statistician in the international trade in goods division, said, “Comparing the first four months of 2023 with the same period in 2022, exports of goods were down 5%, and the value of imports increased by 11%.

“Exports for the first four months of 2023 were almost €66 billion.”


Imports And Exports From Great Britain 

“Imports from Great Britain fell by 9%, to €1.9 billion, in April 2023, compared with April 2022, and the largest decrease was in the imports of mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials, which fell by 43%,” Counihan added.

“Exports to Great Britain fell by 22%, to €1.2 billion, in April 2023 from April 2022.”

Read More: Exports Of Goods Decrease By €1.4bn In March 2023, Year On Year

Food And Sustainability


Elsewhere, exports in the food-and-sustainability sector increased by 23% in 2022, reaching €16.2 billion, according to Enterprise Ireland in May 2023.

This is the highest-ever level of growth for Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in the food-and-sustainability sector, which, in 2022, accounted for 50% of exports thereby.

Read More: Food And Sustainability Exports Increased By 23% In 2022, Notes Enterprise Ireland

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