RTTNews - Thursday, Ireland's Central Statistical Office said in a report that the trade surplus increased to EUR3.86 billion in April from EUR3.19 billion in March.

Exports rose a seasonally adjusted 6% month-on-month in April to total EUR7.7 billion, while imports fell by 6% to EUR 3.9 billion. In March, exports were down 5%, while imports remained flat.

Year-on-year, exports value rose an unadjusted 6% in April compared to a 13% rise in March, while imports declined 27% compared to a 9% drop in the preceding month.

During the first three months of the year, exports rose 2% year-on-year to EUR21.83 billion. On the other hand, imports declined 20% to EUR12.51 billion.

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