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.
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.”
Food And Sustainability
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.