Imports to Ireland fell 1 percent from a year earlier to EUR 6.36 billion in February 2019, mainly due to lower purchases of other transport equipment, including aircraft (-20 percent), and medical and pharmaceutical products (-37 percent); while imports of food and live animals rose 14 percent. The EU accounted for EUR 3.98 billion, or 63 percent, of total goods imports, which was a decrease of 2 percent compared with February 2018. Meanwhile, imports from Great Britain increased 19 percent to EUR 1.64 billion compared with February 2018. The main increases were in the imports of mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials and machinery and transport equipment. Imports from Great Britain were 26 percent of the value of total imports. The US with EUR 1.02 billion, or 16 percent, and China with EUR 0.34 billion, or 5 percent, were the main non-EU sources of imports. Imports in Ireland averaged 2652142.57 EUR Thousand from 1970 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 8854800 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 7800000.00 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.

Ireland Imports
Forecast Data Chart
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.

Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6258300.00 6969100.00 6969100.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 178.00 9104.00 13760.00 -6299.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 9.10 8.50 9.10 -13.40 percent [+]
Imports 6355900.00 6729800.00 8854800.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 12614300.00 13698900.00 13698900.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
External Debt 2331985.00 2293949.00 2331985.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.30 97.10 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -33300.00 9276.00 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 19711.00 -9079.00 145874.00 -44020.00 EUR Million [+]

Exports by Country  |   Exports by Category  |   Imports by Country  |   Imports by Category

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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6355900.00 6729800.00 8854800.00 62344.00 1970 - 2019 EUR Thousand Monthly
Current Prices, NSA