Following the annual increase we saw for the February, Dublin Port have reported that this trend has increased in March. Click to enlarge.
Total traffic at the port in March was up 13.5% by weight when compared to the same month last year. There was a much stronger performance in exports (+23.5%) than in imports (+7.3%).
The increase in exports is likely to be driven by the improved performance in several of our main trading partners. The relatively subdued performance of imports is reflective of the continued stagnancy of the Irish economy, though the annual changes in imports are going in the right direction (January (-1.9% ), February(+3.7% ), March(+7.3%)) to suggest some improvement in domestic economic activity.
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