Annual Merchandise Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2018-12-16
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Ireland | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Trade Value (US$) | 2015 - 2017

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade Flow Indicator 2015 2016 2017
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Ireland World Exports Trade Value (US$) 124 730 515 438 132 009 760 447 138 072 213 252
Imports Trade Value (US$) 77 795 266 456 82 028 942 307 88 828 357 456

source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)

The value of total exports from Ireland totaled $ 138 billion in 2017. Merchandise exports from Ireland increased by 4.59% compared to 2016. goods exports grew up by $ 6.06 billion in 2017 (merchandise exports from Ireland amounted to $132 billion in 2016)

Ireland exports 2017 by country

The main export destinations of commodities from Ireland in 2017 were

  • USA with share of 27% (37 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with share of 22% (19.5 billion US$)
  • USA with share of 20% (18.2 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with share of 11.8% (16.3 billion US$)
  • Belgium with share of 10.8% (15 billion US$)
  • France with share of 13.2% (11.7 billion US$)
  • Germany with share of 8.23% (11.3 billion US$)
  • Germany with share of 8.7% (7.72 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with share of 5.06% (6.99 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with share of 4.83% (6.67 billion US$)

Exports structure from Ireland in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 27% (38 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 17.2% (23 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 10.2% (14.1 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.63% (9.15 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 6.12% (8.45 billion US$): 33 - Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
  • 5.64% (7.79 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.03% (6.94 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 2.68% (3.71 billion US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 2.52% (3.48 billion US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 1.94% (2.68 billion US$): 19 - Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares

What did Ireland export in 2017?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from Ireland in 2017:

  • 14.4% ($19.9 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 12.4% ($17.2 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 9.63% ($13.2 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.
  • 5.67% ($7.83 billion): 3302 - Mixtures of odoriferous substances and mixtures (including alcoholic solutions) with a basis of one or more of these substances, of a kind used as raw materials in industry; other preparations based on odoriferous substances, of a kind used for the manufacture of beverages.
  • 4.71% ($6.51 billion): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 4.15% ($5.73 billion): 9021 - Orthopaedic appliances, including crutches, surgical belts and trusses; splints and other fracture appliances; artificial parts of the body; hearing aids and other appliances which are worn or carried, or implanted in the body, to compensate for a defect or disability.
  • 3.91% ($5.41 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.
  • 3.87% ($5.34 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 2.68% ($3.7 billion): 2935 - Sulphonamides.
  • 2.43% ($3.35 billion): 2934 - Nucleic acids and their salts, whether or not chemically defined; other heterocyclic compounds.

The value of total imports to Ireland totaled $ 88 billion in 2017. Merchandise imports to Ireland increased by 8.28% compared to 2016. goods imports grew up by $ 6.79 billion in 2017 (value of merchandise imports to Ireland was equal to $82 billion in 2016)

Ireland imports 2017 by country

The largest trade partners (import of goods) of Ireland in 2017 were

  • USA with share of 27% (37 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with share of 22% (19.5 billion US$)
  • USA with share of 20% (18.2 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with share of 11.8% (16.3 billion US$)
  • Belgium with share of 10.8% (15 billion US$)
  • France with share of 13.2% (11.7 billion US$)
  • Germany with share of 8.23% (11.3 billion US$)
  • Germany with share of 8.7% (7.72 billion US$)
  • Switzerland with share of 5.06% (6.99 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with share of 4.83% (6.67 billion US$)

Imports structure to Ireland in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 21% (18.8 billion US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 10.5% (9.4 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 9.16% (8.13 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.95% (5.28 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 5.63% (5 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.22% (4.64 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 4.65% (4.13 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.31% (2.94 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.17% (2.81 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.81% (2.5 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind

What did Ireland import in 2017?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to Ireland in 2017:

  • 20% ($18.4 billion): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 5.24% ($4.66 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 3.36% ($2.98 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 3.16% ($2.8 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.96% ($2.62 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.93% ($2.6 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 1.85% ($1.64 billion): 2933 - Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only.
  • 1.83% ($1.63 billion): 3003 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.56% ($1.39 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 1.5% ($1.33 billion): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.

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Ireland | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Trade Value (US$) | 2015 - 2017