Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (273)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

273. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the total value of cross-Border trade to the economy for the most recent consecutive five years for which data is available. [4899/14]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) views the United Kingdom as a whole for services trade data. Therefore, it is not possible to provide separate Great Britain and Northern Ireland figures for services trade.

Merchandise trade figures are however available from the CSO for Northern Ireland and are as follows:

Year

Exports (€m)

% Change on

Previous Year

Imports (€m)

% Change on

Previous Year

Trade Balance (€m)

2008

1,565

1,261

304

2009

1,286

-18%

941

-25%

345

2010

1,326

3%

990

5%

336

2011

1,422

7%

1,047

6%

375

2012

1,436

1%

1,026

-2%

410

Jan-Nov 2012

1,325

950

375

Jan-Nov 2013

1,352

2%

931

-2%

421