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

Irish current account surplus rose to EUR 14488 million in the third quarter of 2017 from a EUR 1154 million surplus a year earlier. It is equivalent to 18.7 percent of the GDP. The merchandise surplus rose to EUR 28205 million from EUR 25777 million; the services balance shifted to a EUR 1612 million surplus from EUR 10335 million deficit, mainly due to higher computer services exports. On the other hand, both the primary income gap (EUR -14276 million from EUR -13472 million) and the secondary income shortfall (EUR -1052 million from EUR -816 million) widened. Investment income earned abroad increased by EUR 3672 million to EUR 18724 million while investment income payable to foreign investors went up at a faster EUR 4466 million to EUR 33026 million. Current Account in Ireland averaged -45.04 EUR Million from 1981 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 8570 EUR Million in the first 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
2017-07-14 10:00 AM Current Account €8.57B €2.36B € 6.5B
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
2018-03-29 11:00 AM Current Account €14.4B € 2.1B
2018-07-14 10:00 AM Current Account € 10.9B
2018-09-15 10:00 AM Current Account € 0.54B


Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3390100.00 3735600.00 5112900.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 9809900.00 10674000.00 12037000.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 6419700.00 6938500.00 7235800.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 14488.00 -872.00 14488.00 -4784.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.90 10.90 10.90 -13.40 percent [+]
External Debt 2033331.00 2034086.00 2226855.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 95.80 97.80 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 4785.00 -24730.00 10075.00 -24730.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2270.90 3095.60 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 9802.00 26019.00 150896.00 -16398.00 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14488.00 -872.00 14488.00 -4784.00 1981 - 2017 EUR Million Quarterly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -9125.00 Sep/17
Brazil -4326.50 Dec/17
Canada -19346.00 Sep/17
China 622.00 Dec/17
Euro Area 45.81 Dec/17
France -928.00 Dec/17
Germany 27800.00 Dec/17
India -7200.00 Sep/17
Indonesia -5760.70 Dec/17
Italy 5872.00 Dec/17
Japan 797.20 Dec/17
Mexico -5527.90 Sep/17
Netherlands 18090.30 Sep/17
Russia 17800.00 Dec/17
South Korea 4090.00 Dec/17
Spain 3040.00 Nov/17
Switzerland 13029.77 Sep/17
Turkey -7700.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom -22784.00 Sep/17
United States -100600.00 Sep/17


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