Is the boom in trade across the Border here to stay?

Smart Money: Imports from Britain have collapsed

The Irish trade figures for the first six months of the year show some remarkable swings in trade with Northern Ireland and with Britain. Exports to Britain are up 20 per cent in the first fix months to €6.7 billion, but imports have collapsed by 32 per cent to €5.3 billion.

Meanwhile trade between the Republic and Northern Ireland has jumped, with exports up 38 per cent in the first six months to €1.58 billion and imports soaring to €1.774 billion, from just under €1 billion in the first six months of 2020. So what on earth is going on?

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