Irish goods exports decreased by €2.3 billion (-17%) to €11.9 billion in November 2019 compared with October 2019, according to the Central Statistic Office's (CSO) preliminary figures.
According to the report, the value of goods exports for November 2019 was €12.6 billion, which represents a decrease of €271 million (-2%) when compared with November 2018.
However, the value of goods exports for the period January to November 2019 was almost €140.7 billion, an increase of €11.9 billion (+9%) when compared with the first eleven months of 2018.
The CSO figures showed that seasonally adjusted goods imports also decreased by €1.3 billion (-17%) to €6.4 billion leading to a decrease of over €1 billion (-16%) in the seasonally adjusted trade surplus to €5.4 billion in November 2019 compared with the previous month.
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