Cross-border trade in Ireland has increased dramatically since the start of 2021, official data suggests.
Ireland’s Central Statistics Office (CSO) suggests that in February the value of exports from NI to the Republic of Ireland almost doubled compared to the same month last year.
They rose from €145m (£125.9m) to €283m (£245.9m).
The Republic’s exports to NI were up by almost 40% from €168m (£146m) to €232m (£201m).
On a year-to-date basis, NI exports to the Republic of Ireland are up 52%, with trade the other way increasing by 28%.
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