Ireland Imports  1970-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Ireland declined 9 percent from a year earlier to EUR 6.80 billion in May 2018, as purchases fell for other transport equipment, including aircraft (-37 percent). Meanwhile, an increase was seen in imports of both mineral fuels (23 percent) and machinery specialised for particular industries (51 percent). Imports from the EU increased 3 percent to EUR 4.19 billion, accounting for 62 percent of total imports. Still, imports from Great Britain dropped 6 percent to EUR 1.52 billion, dragged by lower purchases of chemicals and related products. The US with EUR 1.16 billion, or 17 percent, and China with EUR 354 million, or 5 percent, were the main non-EU sources of imports. Imports in Ireland averaged 2564408.47 EUR Thousand from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7430500 EUR Thousand in May of 2017 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 4916600.00 4487300.00 5566900.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 11713400.00 10963700.00 12068600.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 6796800.00 6476400.00 7430500.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 9552.00 9411.00 13760.00 -4784.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 12.50 3.90 12.50 -13.40 percent [+]
External Debt 2024432.00 2033331.00 2226855.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.40 91.00 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11611.00 4785.00 11611.00 -24730.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1920.60 2270.90 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 -18798.00 9802.00 150896.00 -18798.00 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6796800.00 6476400.00 7430500.00 62344.00 1970 - 2018 EUR Thousand Monthly
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