Trade up significantly in December

Preliminary seasonally-adjusted exports for December 2005 increased by 2% to €7.98bn relative to November 2005 while imports increased by 17% to €5.4bn, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Exports for November increased by 8% to €7.9bn and imports decreased by 8% to €4.6bn relative to October 2005.

Year on year, the preliminary monthly unadjusted exports increased by €743m (+10%) in December to reach €7.8bn while November increased by €833m (+11%) to €8.4bn. Imports for December, on the same basis, increased by €794m (+17%) to €5.5bn while November increased by €431m (+9%) to €5bn.

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