Ireland Current Account  1981-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Irish current account surplus increased to EUR 14904 million or 19 percent of the GDP in the fourth quarter of 2017 from a EUR 2360 million surplus a year earlier. The merchandise surplus rose to EUR 29966 million from EUR 28434 million, mainly due to higher sales of goods for processing abroad and the services deficit narrowed to EUR 2097 million from EUR 13833 million, boosted by computer services exports. Meanwhile, the primary income gap widened to EUR -11825 million from EUR -11039 million and the secondary income shortfall declined to EUR -1140 million from EUR -1202 million. Investment income earned abroad grew by EUR 1294 million to EUR 20204 million while investment income payable to foreign investors advanced by EUR 2099 million to EUR 33199 million. Considering full 2017, the current account recorded a EUR 37090 million surplus, equivalent to 12.5 per cent of GDP , after a EUR 9193 million surplus in 2016 (3.3 percent of GDP). Current Account in Ireland averaged 53.82 EUR Million from 1981 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 14488 EUR Million in the third quarter of 2017 and a record low of -4784 EUR Million in the first quarter of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-15 10:00 AM Current Account €-0.87B €8.57B €6.4B
2017-12-15 11:00 AM Current Account €14.4B €-0.87B €4.7B
2018-03-15 11:00 AM Current Account €14.9B €14.4B €5.1B
2018-07-14 10:00 AM Current Account €14.9B €4.7B
2018-09-15 10:00 AM Current Account €5.9B
2018-12-08 11:00 AM Current Account €-1.2B


Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4163500.00 3918400.00 5529700.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 11243551.00 10297000.00 12037004.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 7080057.00 6378600.00 7430500.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 14904.00 14488.00 14904.00 -4784.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 12.50 3.90 12.50 -13.40 percent [+]
External Debt 2024432.00 2033331.00 2226855.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.10 102.40 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11611.00 4785.00 11611.00 -24730.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1920.60 2270.90 3095.60 254.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 6.00 6.00 6.00 5.47 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.14 3.43 3.66 0.04 [+]
Weapons Sales 13.00 26.00 30.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -18798.00 9802.00 150896.00 -18798.00 EUR Million [+]

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Ireland Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides - Ireland Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Ireland Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14904.00 14488.00 14904.00 -4784.00 1981 - 2017 EUR Million Quarterly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -14024.00 Dec/17
Brazil 797.60 Mar/18
Canada -16346.00 Dec/17
China -282.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 40.55 Mar/18
France -1269.00 Mar/18
Germany 29100.00 Mar/18
India -13465.11 Dec/17
Indonesia -5500.00 Mar/18
Italy 3408.00 Mar/18
Japan 3122.30 Mar/18
Mexico -3206.60 Dec/17
Netherlands 20903.90 Dec/17
Russia 28800.00 Mar/18
South Korea 5180.00 Mar/18
Spain -450.00 Feb/18
Switzerland 19679.42 Dec/17
Turkey -4812.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom -18443.00 Dec/17
United States -128158.00 Dec/17


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