Minister Sherlock welcomes increase in exports21 July 2015
The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today welcomed the latest CSO figures, which show that goods exports reached €8.8 billion in May 2015, an increase of 8% compared to May 2014.
In the first five months of 2015, goods exports reached €44 billion, an increase of 18% compared to the same period in 2014.
Minister Sherlock said:
“In my role as Minister of State with responsibility for trade promotion, I have been glad to be able to contribute actively to Ireland’s export performance and I welcome today’s trade figures.
“In recent months, I have led a number of Enterprise Ireland Ministerial-led trade missions and events, including two to the UK, an aviation-focussed mission to Paris and a market study visit to Estonia. During these missions, I was also able to see at first-hand the excellent work being done by the State agencies and our Embassy network to promote Ireland in the areas of trade, tourism, investment and education.”
21 July 2015
Notes for Editors:
- Further details on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s trade role can be found here: https://www.dfa.ie/our-role-policies/trade-and-promotion/our-trade-role/