Trade between the UK and Ireland partially recovered in February, after a steep drop in January following Brexit.
The value of UK exports to Ireland was up by 38% month-on-month from £1.13bn to £1.56bn.
That is still down by more than 7% compared to February last year when exports were valued at £1.69bn.
The figures for Irish imports to the UK continued to deteriorate, down by 21% month-on-month and 17% year-on-year.
The value of Irish imports in February was £877m, the worst month in more than 10 years according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
The trade figures were the first since new rules came into force as a result of Brexit.
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