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Press Statement

Preasr√°iteas

03 October 2018

Irish Traders and the UK 2016

26,317 enterprises imported goods from the UK in 2016, 85% of the total number of importing enterprises
  • 2 out of 5 companies who imported goods from the UK traded with the UK only
  • Retail/Wholesale sector had the highest value of imports from the UK, 59% of the total
  • 6,780 enterprises exported goods to the UK in 2016, 79% of the total number of exporting enterprises
  • 1 in 2 companies who exported goods to the UK traded with the UK only
  • Agri-Food sector had the highest value of exports to the UK, 24% of the total
  • Go to release: Irish Traders and the UK 2016

    The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (3 October 2018) published Irish Traders and the UK 2016.

    This is a new publication which analyses goods exports and imports with the UK in terms of the number and type of enterprises trading. Enterprises are classified by economic sector and employment size with information on trade value and number of enterprises provided for each category.

    Commenting on the figures, Senior Statistician Orla McCarthy said: “Over 26,000 enterprises imported goods from the UK in 2016, 85% of the total number of importing firms. For approximately 10,500 of these importers, the UK was their only trading partner and their trade was about 20% of total imports from the UK.

    Around 8,600 enterprises exported goods from Ireland in 2016 and 79% of these exported to the UK. Of the 6,780 firms who exported to the UK, half traded exclusively with the UK, accounting for 16% of the value of goods exports to the UK.

    The Retail/Wholesale sector was the largest importing sector, accounting for roughly 60% of the value of goods imported from the UK in 2016. The Agri-Food sector was the highest value exporting sector, with exports of just under a quarter of the total UK value. “

     

    For further information contact:

    Orla McCarthy (+353) 1 498 4091 or Ciaran Counihan (+353) 1 498 4215

    or email trade@cso.ie

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