NI trade figures surge to record levels
New figures on Northern Ireland's trade show a surge in business to record levels.
Sales to customers in Great Britain and the rest of the world have hit £24bn, up by 4%, or almost £1bn.
The data, compiled by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), covers 2016 and relates to products and services.
Great Britain remains the most valuable market, worth £14bn annually.
Sales to the Republic of Ireland are worth more than £3bn.
Helped by the weakness of the pound, Northern Ireland's trade in all markets has registered improvement.
Manufacturing is the best performing sector, accounting for 60% of all Northern Ireland's exports.