Ireland Imports  1970-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Ireland rose by 4 percent from the previous year to EUR 5,703 million in April 2017, mainly due to higher purchases of chemicals and related products (43 percent) and office machines and automatic data processing machines (20 percent). By contrast, imports of road vehicles decreased by 24 percent. The EU accounted for EUR 3,506 million, or 62 percent, of the value of goods imports in April 2017, an increase of EUR 275 million, or 9 percent, compared with April 2016. Imports from the UK increased by EUR 119 million, or 10 percent, to EUR 1,358 million, due to higher purchases of mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials, and chemicals and related products. The US with EUR 1,135 million, or 20 percent, and China with EUR 336 million, or 6 percent, were the main non-EU sources of imports. In the first four months of the year, imports rose by 6 percent to EUR 23.9 billion. Imports in Ireland averaged 2464168.52 EUR Thousand from 1970 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7047900 EUR Thousand in November of 2016 and a record low of 62344 EUR Thousand in August of 1970.

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Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3855200.00 5338900.00 5338900.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 9558300.00 11796400.00 11796400.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 5703100.00 6457500.00 7047900.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account -11132.00 10078.00 10078.00 -11132.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.70 10.20 10.20 -13.40 percent [+]
External Debt 2073366.00 2037426.00 2226855.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.70 102.70 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 15348.00 -11400.00 15348.00 -11400.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1796.20 2139.30 3061.50 254.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 6.00 6.00 6.00 5.47 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 25316.00 -5212.00 129910.00 -17020.00 EUR Million [+]
Terrorism Index 3.43 3.66 3.66 0.04 [+]
Weapons Sales 13.00 26.00 30.00 1.00 USD Million [+]

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Ireland Imports Notes

Ireland main imports are: electrical machinery and components (16 percent of total imports), fuel (15 percent), motor vehicles (10 percent), food (10 percent) and medical and pharmaceutical products (9 percent). The European Union accounts for 60 percent of total imports. Main import partners are: United Kingdom (34 percent of total imports), United States (12 percent), Germany (8 percent), Netherlands (5 percent), China (6 percent) and France (4 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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5703100.00 6457500.00 7047900.00 62344.00 1970 - 2017 EUR Thousand Monthly
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