CSO puts dedicated Brexit page on website

CSO puts dedicated Brexit page on website

The Central Statistics Office has added a dedicated page of Brexit indicators to its website. This is a follow-on to its 52-page report Brexit: Ireland and the UK in numbers which BBB covered when it was launched in December 2016.

The Brexit indicators cover trade in goods and services, employment, migration and outbound and inbound travel.

Senior Statistician Orla McCarthy said: “This webpage is a snapshot of the most recent CSO data on the United Kingdom for [the six areas of coverage]. Over time we plan to add further topics and indicators of interest.

In August 2017, 23.8% of imported goods arrived from the UK while 13.3% of exported goods went to the UK. During 2016, 6.4% of all imports of services were from the UK while 16% of exports of services went to the UK.

In the year ending April 2017, 18.7% of all emigrants went to the UK and 22.1% of immigrants arrived from the UK. Just under 3% of all persons employed in Ireland in Q2 2017 were UK nationals.

More than a quarter (26.3%) of all outbound trips by Irish residents were to Great Britain in Q2 2017, while 14.3% of total expenditure by Irish residents on outbound travel was in Great Britain. Residents from Great Britain accounted for 38% of all overseas trips to Ireland in Q3 2017 and they accounted for 22.1% of all expenditure (excluding fares) in Q2 2017.”