Total imports/arrivals (covering total imports from third countries and arrivals from other Member States) in January-December 2012 amounted to €5,740.5 mln compared with €6,310.5 mln in January-December 2011.
Exports also rose however. Total exports/dispatches (covering total exports to third countries and dispatches to other Member States) in January-December 2012 rose to €1,420.5 mln (€1.4 bln) compared with €1,404.0 mln in January-December 2011.
Provisional data for January report total imports of €410.9 mln, of which €247.9 mln were arrivals from other Member States of the EU and €163.0 mln imports from third countries. Total exports/dispatches reached €115.9 mln of which €62.4 mln were dispatches to other Member States of the EU and €53.5 mln exports to third countries.
Source: Financial Mirror