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Growth In Exports to UK Plummeted Last year, Major Report Shows

20th July 2017
Lo-Lo containership Elbetrader at DFT, Dublin Port Lo-Lo containership Elbetrader at DFT, Dublin Port Photo: JEHAN ASHMORE

#ports&shipping - Growth in exports from the Republic to the UK, which accounts for €7.5 billion, slowed to 2% last year compared with 12% in 2015, according to the National Competitiveness Council.

As The Irish Times reports the NCC in its 2017 competitiveness scorecard for Ireland, published on Thursday, examined a number of indicators that are assessed individually, rather than providing a single quantifiable measure of competitiveness.

The 124-page report finds the State “performs relatively well” in objective measures of well-being and health, including on income, education attainment, air and water quality.

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