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3.3% rise in goods handled – in and out – of Irish ports

3.3% rise in goods handled – in and out – of Irish ports New figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal that Irish ports handled 55.1 million tonnes of goods last year, an increase of 3.3% on the previous year. Total goods forwarded from Irish ports amounted to 18 million tonnes, a slight increase of […]

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Average weekly earnings up by 3.4% in Q1 – CSO

Average weekly earnings up by 3.4% in Q1 – CSO New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that average weekly earnings stood at €769.98 in the first quarter of the year. This marked an increase of 3.4% from the figure of €744.76 the same time last year, preliminary estimates from the CSO’s Earnings and […]

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Top 5 exporters account for over a quarter of all goods exports in 2017

Top 5 exporters account for over a quarter of all goods exports in 2017 New figures from the CSO show that the country’s five biggest exporters accounted for 26% of all exports in 2017 with the pharmaceutical sector the biggest exporter of goods. The Central Statistics Office said that the five highest value exporters accounted […]

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Trade surplus drops by 12% in February – CSO

Trade surplus drops by 12% in February – CSO New preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office show the volume of exports decreased by €604m, or 4%, to stand at €13.22 billion in February compared with January. The CSO also said that imports increased by €265m, or 4%, to €6.925 billion. This resulted in a […]

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Jobless rate falls to 11 year low of 5.4% in March

Jobless rate falls to 11 year low of 5.4% in March New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the unemployment rate fell to an 11-year low of 5.4% in March from a rate of 5.6% in February. The CSO said the seasonally adjusted number of people who were unemployed stood at 131,300 in […]

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