Imports to Ireland were up 6 percent from a year earlier to EUR 7.01 billion in April 2019, mainly due to purchases of other transport equipment, including aircraft (14 percent), and petroleum and related materials (36 percent); while imports of medical and pharmaceutical products plunged 31 percent. The EU accounted for EUR 4.09 billion, or 58 percent, of total goods imports in April, which is a decrease of EUR 167 million, or 4 percent, compared with April 2018. Imports from Great Britain increased EUR 113 million, or 8 percent, to EUR 1.52 billion. Imports from Great Britain were 22 percent of the value of total imports in April. The US with EUR 1.24 billion, or 18 percent, and China with EUR 0.42 billion, or 6 percent, were the main non-EU sources of imports. Imports in Ireland averaged 2668888.71 EUR Thousand from 1970 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 8985700 EUR Thousand in December 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.

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Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5510600.00 4444400.00 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 7006300.00 7330400.00 8985700.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 12516900.00 11774800.00 13698900.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
External Debt 2331985.00 2293949.00 2331985.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 107.30 108.20 138.10 86.10 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -33300.00 9276.00 14332.00 -33500.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2026.70 2412.80 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 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 19711.00 -9079.00 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7006300.00 7330400.00 8985700.00 62344.00 1970 - 2019 EUR Thousand Monthly
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