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Ireland September Trade Surplus Rises

Ireland's merchandise trade surplus for September grew from a year ago, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Thursday.

The seasonally adjusted trade surplus rose to EUR 3.25 billion from EUR 3.18 billion in the same month last year. In August, the trade surplus was 3.39 billion.

Year-on-year, exports grew 8 percent in September, led by a 22 percent jump in shipments of medical and pharmaceutical products as well as a 25 percent surge in exports of essential oils. Imports rose 10 percent annually in September.

On a monthly basis, exports and imports declined 4 percent each in September.

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