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In January-October 2015, Croatia, Ireland and Cyprus recorded the highest jumps in exports of goods when compared with January-October 2014, according to data released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Croatia's exports of goods in January-October 2015 jumped 12 percent on the year, after an 11% increase in the first nine months of 2015.

Ireland's jump in exports of goods in January-October 2015 was 22% and Cyprus' was 21%.

Croatia's exports of goods to other EU countries jumped too, by 15%, just as over the first nine months of 2015, but exports of goods to the rest of the world increased only 5%, one percentage point more than in the first nine months of the year.

Croatia's imports of goods in January-October 2015 increased 6% year on year, the same as in the first nine months of the year. Ireland recorded the highest import of goods over ten months in 2015 (16%). 

Croatia's imports of goods in January-October 2015 from other EU countries increased 9%, the same as in the first nine months of the year. Ireland recorded the highest import of goods over ten months in 2015 from other EU countries (17%).

Croatia's imports of goods in January-October 2015 from the rest of the world decreased 2% on the year, whereas in the first nine months of the year it decreased 3%.

The EU28 exports of goods in October totalled EUR 154 billion, down 2% on the year, while imports of goods stagnated at EUR 150.8 billion. As a result, the EU28 recorded a EUR 3.2 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in October 2015.

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