Imports to Ireland were down 10 percent from a year earlier to EUR 6.03 billion in August 2020, led by purchases of other transport equipment, including aircraft (-63 percent), and petroleum (-36 percent). Imports of medical and pharmaceutical products increased 19 percent. Imports from the UK fell 3 percent and those from the US declined 10 percent, while purchases from the EU grew 5 percent and those from China were up 6 percent. source: Central Statistics Office Ireland

Imports in Ireland averaged 2794289.67 EUR Thousand from 1970 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 8990200 EUR Thousand in October of 2018 and a record low of 62344 EUR Thousand in August of 1970. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2020.

Imports in Ireland is expected to be 7500000.00 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 7700000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ireland Imports is projected to trend around 8800000.00 EUR Thousand in 2021 and 10200000.00 EUR Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Ireland Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6029100.00 8385300.00 8990200.00 62344.00 1970 - 2020 EUR Thousand Monthly
Current Prices, NSA

Ireland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6752300.00 5204700.00 10106100.00 -280890.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Current Account 11663.00 -14557.00 14395.00 -32602.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -9.40 10.60 10.60 -13.40 percent [+]
Imports 6029100.00 8385300.00 8990200.00 62344.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 12781400.00 13590000.00 17150100.00 44885.00 EUR Thousand [+]
External Debt 2645560.00 2538762.00 2645560.00 521792.00 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 102.80 98.70 138.10 86.10 points [+]
Capital Flows -9930.00 -28958.00 15240.00 -109945.00 EUR Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2424.60 3334.40 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 64428.00 4076.00 145874.00 -46009.00 EUR Million [+]


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).

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