Here are the slides I used in a seminar today to the Faculty of Commerce in UCC on the prospects of an export-led recovery in Ireland.
Slideshare seems to have thrown a few of the graphs out of whack and the vertical axis labels are missing on all the graphs. Bar the area plots most of fine with the line charts largely unaffected.
Anyway the presentation had 30 slides to keep me going for the hour and has some interesting bits and pieces on Irish exports and imports of goods and services, but the crux of the matter can be gleaned from just four.
1. Net exports are surging ahead.
2. Our trade surplus is generated by our merchandise exports.
3. Until recently this was because imports were falling rather than exports rising.
4. Take away Chemicals and the balance you’re left with is …Tweet