03 October 2018
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. “
Orla McCarthy (+353) 1 498 4091 or Ciaran Counihan (+353) 1 498 4215
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