Irish current account surplus narrowed sharply to EUR 9,104 million in the third quarter of 2018 from EUR 13,760 million a year earlier. The merchandise surplus declined to EUR 26,378 million from EUR 28,915 million; the primary income gap widened to EUR 16,696 million from EUR 14,829 million; and the secondary income gap increased to EUR 1,188 million from EUR 1,006 million. The current account surplus for the first three quarters of 2018 went up to EUR 28.8 billion from EUR 24.9 billion. Current Account in Ireland averaged -10.94 EUR Million from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 13760 EUR Million in the third quarter of 2017 and a record low of -6299 EUR Million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Current Account in Ireland is expected to be 5850.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Ireland to stand at 12500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Current Account is projected to trend around 3560.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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
2018-09-13 10:00 AM Current Account €10.16B €9.55B €5.9B
2018-12-13 11:00 AM Current Account €9.1B €10.16B €-1.2B
2019-03-15 11:00 AM Current Account €9.1B € 5.8B
2019-07-19 10:00 AM Current Account € 4.9B
2019-09-13 10:00 AM Current Account € 5.4B


Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4804900.00 3506900.00 5565300.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 9104.00 10162.00 13760.00 -6299.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 12.50 3.90 12.50 -13.40 percent [+]
Imports 7981100.00 8660600.00 8660600.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 12786000.00 12167400.00 12786000.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
External Debt 2293949.00 2260705.00 2293949.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.10 95.90 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 9276.00 14187.00 14332.00 -33500.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3330.80 2951.90 3330.80 254.00 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 -44020.00 -22818.00 145874.00 -44020.00 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 January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9104.00 10162.00 13760.00 -6299.00 1981 - 2018 EUR Million Quarterly




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Australia -10688.00 Sep/18
Brazil -795.30 Nov/18
Canada -10343.00 Sep/18
China 233.00 Sep/18
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France -2756.00 Nov/18
Germany 21400.00 Nov/18
India -19100.00 Sep/18
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Japan 757.22 Nov/18
Mexico -5081.50 Sep/18
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Russia 38800.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 29583.00 Sep/18
Singapore 23400.20 Sep/18
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South Korea 5063.40 Nov/18
Spain 294.00 Oct/18
Switzerland 14596.00 Sep/18
Turkey 986.00 Nov/18
United Kingdom -26522.00 Sep/18
United States -124817.00 Sep/18


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