Imports to Ireland climbed 28 percent from the previous year to an all-time high of EUR 8.12 billion in September 2018, amid higher purchases of medical and pharmaceutical products (82 percent); other transport equipment, including aircraft (63 percent) and office machines and automatic data processing machines (67 percent). Imports from the EU rose 28 percent to EUR 4.97 billion in October, accounting for 61 percent of total goods purchases. Also, imports from Great Britain advanced 0.6 percent to EUR 1.47 billion. The US with EUR 1.74 billion, or 21 percent, and China with EUR 0.44 billion, or 5 percent, were the main non-EU sources of imports. Imports in Ireland averaged 2602343.28 EUR Thousand from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8121400 EUR Thousand in September of 2018 and a record low of 62344 EUR Thousand in August of 1970.

Imports in Ireland is expected to be 7100000.00 EUR Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Ireland to stand at 6700000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Imports is projected to trend around 8900000.00 EUR Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3221900.00 4318800.00 5566200.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 11343300.00 11534400.00 12765700.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 8121400.00 7215600.00 8121400.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 10162.00 9552.00 13760.00 -6299.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 12.50 3.90 12.50 -13.40 percent [+]
External Debt 2260705.00 2186952.00 2260705.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 93.70 92.60 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 14187.00 13240.00 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 Imports

In 2017, imports to Ireland hit an all-time high of EUR 77 billion. The country imported mainly machinery and transport equipment (39 percent of total imports), namely other transport equipment, including aircraft (19 percent), road vehicles (5 percent), office machines and automatic data processing machines, including computers (4 percent), and electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances and parts (3 percent). Others include: chemicals and related products (23 percent), of which medical and pharmaceutical products (11 percent); miscellaneous manufactured articles (11 percent); food and live animals (9 percent); and petroleum, petroleum products and related materials (5 percent). Main import partners were: the United Kingdom (24 percent of total imports); the United States (20 percent); France (13 percent); Germany (9 percent); China (6 percent); and the Netherlands (3 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Ireland Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Ireland Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8121400.00 7215600.00 8121400.00 62344.00 1970 - 2018 EUR Thousand Monthly
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