Ireland Trade Surplus Steady in February


Irish trade surplus was nearly unchanged at €3.8 billion in February of 2015 compared to the previous month. Both exports and imports rebounded from January’s fall.

Preliminary figures for February 2015 show that seasonally adjusted exports increased 3 percent to €8,525 million from January while imports rose at a faster 6 percent to € 4,723 million.

Year-on-year, shipments increased 17 percent. The main drivers were exports of medical and pharmaceutical products (+37 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (+20 percent). Imports went up 12 percent, driven by purchases of machinery and transport equipment (+23 percent) while imports of petroleum and related materials decreased by 32 percent.

Ireland Trade Surplus Steady in February


CSO | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/15/2015 5:54:57 PM