Ireland exported a total of 13.422 billion euros (nearly 16 billion U.S. dollars) worth of goods in July, up 0.5 percent when compared with the same month last year, according to the seasonally unadjusted figures released by the country’s Central Statistics Office on Tuesday.
In the month, the total value of the goods imported by Ireland was 8.426 billion euros, up 6 percent over a year ago.
Of all the goods exported by Ireland in July, the European Union (EU) accounted for 5.148 billion euros or about 38 percent.
The United States was the main non-EU destination of the goods exported by Ireland in July, accounting for 4.39 billion euros or nearly 33 percent of the country’s total goods exports in the month.
The EU was also the largest source of the goods imported by Ireland in July, accounting for 3.051 billion euros or about 36 percent of the country’s total goods imports in the month.
The other main non-EU sources of the goods imported by Ireland in July were Britain not including Northern Ireland (1.535 billion euros), the United States (1.269 billion euros), Switzerland (696 million euros) and China (541 million euros).
In the January-July period of this year, Ireland exported a total of 95.132 billion euros worth of goods, up more than 6 percent compared with the same period last year, while its goods imports were valued at 49.478 billion euros, down close to 5 percent over a year ago. (1 euro=1.185 U.S. dollars)