Export values to the UK down in June but up for the half year
The value of exports fell by 5% in the month of June compared to the same month last year.
According to figures from the CSO, goods exports totalled €12.1 billion in the month, a decrease of €663 million on June 2018.
However, when compared to the previous month, goods exports fell by €1.9 billion, or 14%, in June.
That resulted in the trade surplus falling by a third to €4.23 billion in the month.
The value of exports to Britain declined by 6%, or €72 million, to €1.14 billion in June with food and live animals accounting for the biggest decrease.
However, export values to the UK were up 7% in the first six months of the year to €7.25 billion.
There was a €26 million, or 2%, fall in the value of UK imports in the month of June to €1.45 billion.
Exports to Britain account for 9% of total exports while British imports account for about a fifth of overall goods coming into the country.
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