Cross-Border Trade Statistics

InterTradeIreland closely follows and draws insights from cross-border trade statistics. Cross-border trade in goods is recorded by Ireland’s Central Statistics Office (CSO) on a monthly basis. Northern Ireland’s Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) records cross-border trade in goods and services on an annual basis.

  • Trade
    North/South
    5,199
    £4,523
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    4,938
    £4,294
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January - December
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods figures for 2023 is valued at €10.1/£8.8 billion.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    4,901
    £4,267
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    4,568
    £3,976
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January - November
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods figures for the first 11 months of 2023 is valued at €9.5/£8.2 billion.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    4,266
    £3,715
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    4,126
    £3,592
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January - October
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods figures for the first 10 months of 2023 is valued at €8.4/£7.3 billion.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    3,768
    £3,240
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    3,632
    £3,123
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January - September
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods figures for the first nine months of 2023 is valued at €7.4/£6.4 billion.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    3,416
    £2,938
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    3,179
    £2,731
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January - August
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods figures for the first eight months of 2023 is valued at €6.7/£5.8 billion, a decrease of 1% on this time last year.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    2,934
    £2,523
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    2,761
    £2,374
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January - July
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods figures for the first seven months of 2023 is valued at €5.7/£4.9 billion, the same as this time last year.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    2,532
    £2,177
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    2,357
    £2,027
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January – June
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods figures for the first six months of 2023 is valued at €4.9/£4.2 billion, an increase of 0.6% on this time last year.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    2,129
    £1,831
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    1,917
    £1,649
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January – May
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods for 2023 is valued at €4.05bn from January to May, an increase of 2% on this time last year.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    1,686
    £1,450
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    1,542
    £1,326
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January - April
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods for 2023 is valued at €3.23bn from January to April, an increase of 3.5% on this time last year. Trade in both directions is increasing year on year.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    1,288
    £1,118
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    1,160
    £1,007
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January - March
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods is valued at €2.34bn from January to March, an increase of 4.7% on this time last year.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    820
    £715
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    715
    £623
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January - February
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods is valued at €1.54bn for the first two months of this year, an increase of 6% on this time last year.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    432
    £371
    Million
    Trade
    South/North
    372
    £320
    Million
    Cross-border trade in goods 2023
    January
    The latest trade figures show that cross-border trade in goods for January 2023 is valued at €804 million. This is a 21 percent increase compared to January 2022.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.
  • Trade
    North/South
    5.4
    £4.8
    Billion
    Trade
    South/North
    4.9
    £4.4
    Billion
    Cross-border trade in goods 2022
    January - December
    The latest trade figures from the CSO show that cross-border trade in goods for January to December 2022 is valued at €10.3 billion. This is an increase of €2.5 billion on 2021.

    The CSO publishes revised monthly figures on cross-border trade in goods with a three-month lag.

Monthly Trade in Goods,
January 2021 - December 2023

Cross-border trade (CBT) can be in two directions: goods and services moving from either Northern Ireland to Ireland (NST) or from Ireland to Northern Ireland (SNT). To measure the total value of cross-border trade, NST and SNT are combined.

Annual Trade in Goods, 2001-2022

Cross-border trade in goods was valued at €3.1/£1.9 billion in 2001. In 2015, it was worth €2.8/£1.9 billion. However, since 2015 growth in cross-border trade has increased dramatically; in 2022 it was valued at €10.2/£7.0 billion. In 2023 was worth €10.1/£8.8 billion.

Annual Cross-border Trade in Goods and Services, 2022

This data is taken from the Northern Ireland Economic Trade Statistics (NIETS) via NISRA. This is released annually with a two-year lag. However, both goods and services data is available, giving a more complete overview of cross-border trade.

In 2022 total cross-border trade in goods and services was £9.9/€11.6 billion. NST was valued at £6.4/€7.5 billion and SNT was valued at £3.5/€4.2 billion.

Annual Trade in Goods and Services, 2011-2022

Cross-border trade in 2022 was estimated at £10bn/€12bn, a 15 per cent increase from 2021. In 2022 total trade in goods and services was £9.9/€11.6 billion. NST was valued at £6.4/€7.5 billion and SNT was valued at £3.5/€4.2 billion.

Goods trade increased by 12 per cent, whereas services trade increased by 44 per cent. This data is from the Northern Ireland Statistics Research Agency via its Northern Ireland Economic Trade Statistics.