Northern Ireland exports increased in first quarter of 2019
Goods exports from Northern Ireland increased by an annual rate of 6.4% in the first quarter of 2019.
Figures from HMRC show exports with a value of £2.31bn compared to £2.17bn in the same period last year.
EU countries were the main export destination taking goods with a value of £1.39bn.
The US and Canada was the next biggest destination buying exports with a value of £447m.
Machinery and transport equipment was the biggest export category accounting for £808m.
Revised figures for the 2018 show total annual exports of £8.9bn, up by just over 2% on 2017.