Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (132)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

132. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Taoiseach the proportion of GDP which is attributable to cross-Border trade for the most recent five years for which data is available. [4900/14]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The answer to question 4900/14 is set out in the table. Goods exports and imports statistics provide data on the physical movement of goods between countries, which is a different concept than the residence principle used in Balance of Payments and National Accounts. Northern Ireland is not separately identified from the rest of the United Kingdom in Services statistics, hence it is not possible to include data for Services in the table below.

Table: Merchandise Goods Trade with Northern Ireland as a percentage of GDP 2008-2012

Year

Goods Exports (€ million)

Goods Imports (€ million)

Goods Trade Surplus (€ million)

GDP at Market Prices (€ million)

Goods Trade Surplus as a % of GDP (%)

2008

1,565

1,261

303

178,882

0.17

2009

1,292

941

351

161,275

0.22

2010

1,326

990

336

156,486

0.21

2011

1,422

1,047

375

158,993

0.24

2012

1,436

1,026

410

163,596

0.25