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.