June sees monthly rise in exports, annual figure shows decrease

Exports were up slightly in June, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.

When seasonally adjusted the figures show exports were up €85m to €7.1bn, an increase of 1% on May's figures.

The annual figures paint a bleaker picture though, with the seasonally adjusted trade surplus down 2%, to €2.9bn, over the year.

Comparing June 2013 with June 2012, the value of exports decreased by €703m, a decrease of 9% to €7.36bn.

The main falls were in the export of Organic chemicals and Medical and Pharmaceutical products.

The Dairy sector is booming though with exports in the sector increasing by €55m or 33% over the year.

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