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Record €18.6bn in exports from clients of EI in 2014 - Software up 19%

01 May 2015
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Exports by Enterprise Ireland client companies exceeded €18.6bn in 2014, a record figure and an increase of 10% on 2013 results. Greatest wins came from the Software sector with exports up by 19%, followed by the Construction and Life Sciences manufacturing sectors*.

Demand for Irish exports showed greatest growth in the Latin America and Asia Pacific regions - up 42% and 25% respectively – while demand for Irish goods in the UK grew by 9% to a record €6.8bn.

Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland said: "Record exports of €18.6bn were achieved in 2014 by Enterprise Ireland client companies – representing an increase of almost 10% over 2013 figures. Significantly, growth was recorded across all sectors and all global regions. These results are reflected in the record jobs performance by Enterprise Ireland clients in 2014 when our clients reported the highest net job gains in the history of the agency, and further validate Enterprise Ireland's investment in indigenous industry.

"Enterprise Ireland is very proud of the companies we work with and their outstanding achievement in continuing to increase export sales. It is especially encouraging to see significant gains in established markets like the UK and North America and the high growth economies of Asia Pacific and Latin America. Also noteworthy are record performances from the Irish software, construction and life science sectors".
ABR 2013/2014 – key facts and figures

Total Sales (export and domestic) have increased to €36.3bn – an increase of €2.7bn or 7.9% on 2013 total sales. This is the highest level of total sales in the history of the agency (1998).

Total Exports sales from our clients have increased to €18.634bn – an increase of 9.9% on 2013 figures. These are the highest export sales in the history of the agency (1998).

All the details at http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/EI_Corporate/en/News/PressReleases/2015-Press-Releases/Enterprise-Ireland-Annual-Business-Review-2014.html