Imports to Ireland advanced 22.9 percent year-on.year to EUR 8.61 billion in December of 2018, mainly due to higher purchases machinery and transport equipment (60 percent), of which other transport equipment, including aircraft (109.1 percent). Also, imports went up for food, beverages and tobacco (20.7 percent); crude materials, inedible, except fuels (18.2 percent); mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (25 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured articles (4.6 percent); while import of chemicals and related products (-26.1 percent) declined. Imports from the EU rose 10 percent to EUR 4.71 billion in December, accounting for 54.7 percent of total goods purchases. Also, imports from Great Britain went up 4.1 percent to EUR 1.7 billion and those from France increased 20.7 percent to EUR 1.3 billion. The US with EUR 1.43 billion, or 16.6 percent, and China with EUR 0.5 billion, or 5.6 percent, were the main non-EU sources of imports. Imports in Ireland averaged 2631376.90 EUR Thousand from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8660600 EUR Thousand in October of 2018 and a record low of 62344 EUR Thousand in August of 1970.

Imports in Ireland is expected to be 7400000.00 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 7900000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Imports is projected to trend around 9500000.00 EUR Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3601000.00 4727000.00 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 8612700.00 8291300.00 8660600.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 12213400.00 13018300.00 13018300.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
External Debt 2293949.00 2260705.00 2293949.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.30 97.10 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 9276.00 14187.00 14332.00 -33500.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2412.80 3330.80 3330.80 254.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 6.00 6.00 6.00 5.47 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.05 3.14 3.66 0.04 [+]
Weapons Sales 13.00 26.00 30.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -9079.00 -44020.00 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8612700.00 8291300.00 8660600.00 62344.00 1970 - 2018 EUR Thousand Monthly
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