Exports from Ireland to Great Britain soar in post-Brexit trade imbalance

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Exports from Ireland to Great Britain soared in the first six month since Brexit as imports sent in the opposite direction declined, according to official Irish government figures.

In a sign of post-Brexit imbalances in trade, the Irish Central Statistics Office (CSO) said goods exports to GB (excluding Northern Ireland) rose by 20% to €6.7bn (£5.7bn) in the first six months of 2021, an increase of more than €1.1bn compared with the same period in 2020.

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