Ireland recorded a Current Account surplus of 10.60 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2018.

Current Account to GDP in Ireland averaged -1.39 percent from 1980 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 10.60 percent in 2018 and a record low of -13.40 percent in 1981. This page provides - Ireland Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Eurostat

Current Account to GDP in Ireland is expected to be 1.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ireland Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.60 0.50 10.60 -13.40 1980 - 2018 percent Yearly

Ireland Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.

Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5976900.00 5972100.00 6510500.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 11160.00 -26538.00 14395.00 -31759.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 10.60 0.50 10.60 -13.40 percent [+]
Imports 6707900.00 8297200.00 8990200.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 12684800.00 14269300.00 14269300.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
External Debt 2537774.00 2386930.00 2537774.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.20 107.00 138.10 86.10 points [+]
Capital Flows -6995.00 -54879.00 17417.00 -93013.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3334.40 3021.80 3334.40 254.00 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 6.00 6.00 6.00 5.47 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.69 3.05 3.66 0.04 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -12705.00 7424.00 145874.00 -44687.00 EUR Million [+]