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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Goods Exports and Imports

December 2019

€ million
 ExportsImportsSurplus
Jan-Dec 2018140,64591,95248,693
Jan-Dec 2019152,57389,18863,385
% change+ 8.5- 3.0+ 30.0
Seasonally adjusted
October 201914,3267,9736,352
November 201912,1227,4734,649
December 201912,6207,7564,864

Goods exports exceeded €152 billion in 2019

Figure 1 Goods Exports and Imports
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Preliminary figures for 2019 show that goods exports were valued at €152,572 million in 2019, the highest total on record. This is an increase of €11,928 million (+8%) over 2018.

The largest category of exports was Medical and pharmaceutical products. Exports of these goods accounted for a third (33%) of all exports, or €49,655 million in 2019. This represents an increase of €3,454 million (+7%) on the 2018 value.