CSO Figures Show 2015 Was Record Year For Exports

The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have revealed that 2015 was a record year for exports and imports.

The figures show that the value of goods exports for 2015 totalled €111,038 million, and was up 20% compared with 2014.

Welcoming the report, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, said: "At the heart of our jobs plan is building a new sustainable economy based on enterprise and exports. During my time as Minister, we have seen major progress on this, with consistent growth in exports driving a strong employment recovery.

"Over 135,000 extra jobs have been created since we launched the Action Plan for Jobs in early 2012, with the exporting sectors accounting for almost half of this growth.

"It is crucial of course that, alongside continued strong performance in exports, the domestic economy continues to grow and continues to create sustainable jobs.  

"Today's figures show a continued positive trend in export figures and this is very welcome. With strong implementation of our plan, I am convinced we can continue to see progress until we achieve sustainable full employment in the coming years."


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