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Ireland Imports Jump by 18%

Ireland Imports Jump by 18%Ireland Imports Jump by 18%

Goods imports into Ireland jumped by €938m ($1 billion), or 18%, between October and November to €6.2 billion, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office, RTE reported. Exports for the same period fell by 1% to €10.2 billion, which resulted in a reduction of €995m in the trade surplus to €4 billion. The value of goods exports for the year to November 2016 was €107.9 billion, an increase of €4.8 billion on the same period in 2015, while the value of goods imports rose by €813m to €63.9 billion over the same comparative period.

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