Exporting to Ireland

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Exporting to Ireland

The Economic Complexity Index (ECI) has ranked this country’s export economy as the 35th largest one in the world. While Ireland’s trade and export industry is dominated by foreign companies, it is undeniable that exports form a large part of the national income.

Largely because of its large fertile pastures, Ireland’s main exported commodity are its agri-food and drinks, composed of dairy products, cattle and beef which makes up about 8.4% of the country’s total exports. It is estimated that around €9 billion worth of these items are exported annually.

In addition, Ireland also exports nitrogen heterocyclic compounds ($19 billion), scented mixtures ($7 billion) and computers at $5.4 billion. These export commodities are primarily targeted to the United States ($ 22.billion), the United Kingdom ($19 billion), Germany ($10 billion) and France ($8.4 billion).

The recession has been a big blow to Ireland’s economy which is evident in the food and beverage segment. While the value of Irish exports decreased by 12%, the presence of multinational companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Google, exports have been kept alive.

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Country Profile

CapitalDublin
Population 6,378,000
Area84,421 km2
32,595 sq mi
CurrencyEURO (EUR)
GDP-
LanguagesEnglish, Irish, UlsterScots

Ireland: Imports Profile

Imports from Ireland

Imports from Ireland: $74 billion
Import commodities:Data processing equipment, other machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum and petroleum products, textiles, clothing
Top import destinations:United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland) 32.2%, United States 10.8%, Germany 7.9%, China 6.5%, Netherlands 4.9%, France 4.7%, Japan 3.2%,  Switzerland 2.3% (2014)
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Country Profile

CapitalDublin
Population 6,378,000
Area84,421 km2
32,595 sq mi
CurrencyEURO (EUR)
GDP-
LanguagesEnglish, Irish, UlsterScots

1.31

Econ Complexity 11th of 89
1980
2016

$128B

Exports 27th of 120
1980
2016

$75.2B

Imports 31st of 120
1980
2016

$68.9k

GDP Per Capita 3rd of 89
1990
2016
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