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

Irish current account surplus widened to EUR 9,552 million or 12.4 percent of the GDP in the first quarter of 2018 from a EUR 5,056 million surplus a year earlier. Despite lower sales of goods for processing abroad, the merchandise surplus rose to EUR 27,078 million from EUR 25,032 million and the services gap narrowed to EUR 1,250 million from EUR 5,356 million, boosted by computer services exports. On the other hand, the primary income deficit increased to EUR 14,971 million from EUR 13,684 million and the secondary income shortfall went up to EUR 1,306 million from EUR 936 million. Investment income earned abroad grew by EUR 216 million to EUR 17,672 million while investment income payable to foreign investors advanced by EUR 1,513 million to EUR 32,897 million. Current Account in Ireland averaged 217.24 EUR Million from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 14904 EUR Million in the fourth 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
2017-12-15 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
2018-07-19 10:00 AM Current Account €9.55B €9.41B €4.7B
2018-09-17 10:00 AM Current Account €9.55B €5.9B
2018-12-17 11:00 AM Current Account €-1.2B


Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4989100.00 4910900.00 5566900.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 12779800.00 11752600.00 12779800.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 7790700.00 6841800.00 7790700.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 9552.00 9411.00 13760.00 -4784.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 12.50 3.90 12.50 -13.40 percent [+]
External Debt 2186952.00 2131372.00 2226855.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.40 91.00 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 13240.00 14332.00 14332.00 -33500.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2951.90 1920.60 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 -22818.00 -21185.00 145874.00 -22818.00 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9552.00 9411.00 13760.00 -4784.00 1981 - 2018 EUR Million Quarterly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -10469.00 Mar/18
Brazil 435.00 Jun/18
Canada -19496.00 Mar/18
China 58.00 Jun/18
Euro Area 28.50 Jun/18
France -2333.00 Jun/18
Germany 26200.00 Jun/18
India -13000.00 Mar/18
Indonesia -8028.00 Jun/18
Italy 5135.00 Jun/18
Japan 1175.60 Jun/18
Mexico -6940.80 Mar/18
Netherlands 21821.00 Mar/18
Russia 22300.00 Jun/18
South Korea 7380.00 Jun/18
Spain 2437.00 May/18
Switzerland 18134.28 Mar/18
Turkey -2973.00 Jun/18
United Kingdom -17720.00 Mar/18
United States -124105.00 Mar/18


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