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EU exports slump 'not the case for most Northern Ireland firms'

Manufacturing chief says minority of companies impacted so far

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Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly

National headlines of a huge slump in EU exports for UK firms "is clearly not the experience of Northern Ireland manufacturers", one leading industry body has said.

Stephen Kelly, chief executive of Manufacturing NI, told Business Telegraph, that a survey of its members, due to be released this week, shows just 23% of firms report a "marginal or significant impact" largely due to confidence concerns around EU trading.

It comes after reports at the weekend that the volume of exports going through UK ports to the EU fell 68% in January, compared with the same period a year earlier.


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