Ireland Current Account  1981-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Irish current account gap narrowed to EUR 872 million in the second quarter of 2017 from a EUR 1,653 million gap a year earlier. It is equivalent to 1.2 percent of the GDP. The merchandise surplus rose to EUR 1,906 million from EUR 1397 million; the services deficit fell to EUR 7,723 million from EUR 15,141 million, mainly due to higher computer services exports. On the other hand, both the primary income gap (EUR -15,340 million from EUR -10,725 million) and the secondary income shortfall (EUR -1,169 million from EUR -764 million) widened. Investment income earned abroad increased by EUR 2,045 million to EUR 19,945 million while investment income payable to foreign investors went up at a faster EUR 6,637 million to EUR 35,231 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
2017-03-09 11:00 AM Current Account €-11.1B €10B €12.4B
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
2017-12-08 11:00 AM Current Account €-0.87B €4.7B


Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4065700.00 3530900.00 5025500.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 9601000.00 9161400.00 11796900.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 5535300.00 5630500.00 7235800.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account -872.00 8570.00 8570.00 -4784.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.70 10.20 10.20 -13.40 percent [+]
External Debt 2034086.00 2067250.00 2226855.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 91.70 105.40 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -24730.00 -2948.00 13005.00 -24730.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3095.60 2769.40 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 26019.00 8689.00 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-872.00 8570.00 8570.00 -4784.00 1981 - 2017 EUR Million Quarterly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -9562.00 Jun/17
Brazil -343.00 Oct/17
Canada -16319.00 Jun/17
China 371.00 Sep/17
Euro Area 41.81 Sep/17
France -3090.00 Sep/17
Germany 25400.00 Sep/17
India -14300.00 Jun/17
Indonesia -4336.80 Sep/17
Italy 4307.00 Sep/17
Japan 2271.20 Sep/17
Mexico -321.10 Jun/17
Netherlands 15416.30 Jun/17
Russia 1200.00 Sep/17
South Korea 12205.00 Sep/17
Spain 2618.00 Aug/17
Switzerland 18748.00 Jun/17
Turkey -4527.00 Sep/17
United Kingdom -23182.00 Jun/17
United States -123137.00 Jun/17