Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD, today welcomed the publication of the Goods Exports and Imports by the Central Statistics Office which shows that exports of goods from Ireland have increased by 10% in the period January to April 2017 to €41.0bn compared with the same period in 2016.
The figures show that exports of Medical and Pharmaceutical products increased by 28% in the first four months of 2017, while exports of Food and live animals increased by 8.6% from January to April compared with the same period in 2016.
Furthermore, it is estimated that exports to the UK increased by 14% overall and exports to China more than doubled to €2.1bn.
Speaking about the CSO publication, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said, "A 10% increase in Exports from Ireland is very positive news and the figures today indicate a continued resilience in our export performance despite the global uncertainty and exchange rate volatility. As Minister for Enterprise and Innovation I will continue to support firms to innovate and diversify their markets."