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Ireland records 12% year-on-year increase in fruit and vegetable exports

Ireland exported €697m worth of fruit and veg in first six months of 2022



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25 August 2022

Ireland’s unadjusted exports of goods for June 2022 were €17.5 billion, which is a €2.8 billion increase on the same month in 2021, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have shown

The figure increased significantly over the course of a year, jumping by 19% from €14.7 billion in June 2021 to €17.5 billion in June 2022. Of that, agricultural produce accounted for 6% or €1.1 billion.

Year-on-year, fruit and vegetable exports increased by 12% and totalled €697 million in the first six months of this year.

According to the CSO’s figures, unadjusted imports in June of 2022 totalled €12,699 million, which marked a 28% increase on the figure for the same month in 2021. Over the course of this year, Ireland’s imports from the UK increased significantly, by €761 million.

Commenting on the release of the Goods Exports and Imports June 2022, Orla McCarthy, Senior Statistician, International Trade in Goods Division said: “In June 2022, Ireland’s unadjusted exports of goods were €17.5 billion and imports were valued at €12.7 billion.

“Comparing the first six months of 2022 with the same period in 2021, exports of goods increased by just over 30%, and the value of imports increased by more than a third.”

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