General profile: Ireland

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
4.714 Millions
0.904 EUR/US$
294 006 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
0.00 %
3.90 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+3.3 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
109 657
116 497
123 935
128 085
Merchandise imports
68 565
60 276
76 582
75 385
Merchandise trade balance
41 092
56 220
47 353
52 700
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %88 %88 %10 %10 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
33 40816 54116 2498 6706 98933 40816 54116 2498 6706 989
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
56 579
92 170
134 868
(e) 146 678
Services imports
73 500
109 981
167 428
(e) 191 939
Services trade balance
-16 920
-17 810
-32 560
(e) -45 261
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
-
5.2
4.9
(e) 4.6
Travel
-
4.4
3.6
(e) 3.5
Other services
-
88.9
90.7
(e) 90.8
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
211 680
221 343
283 716
294 006
GDP per capita, current US$
50 356
47 938
60 514
62 369
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
5.77
2.03
26.28
3.90
Current account balance, % of GDP
-3.38
1.05
3.72
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.804
0.755
0.902
0.904
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
34.112.521.7124.092.234.112.521.7124.092.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+15.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
-31 689.30
42 804.07
188 327.29
22 304.45
FDI outflows
14 312.54
22 348.34
166 291.25
44 548.05
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.24
0.30
0.31
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
690.1690.1724.7724.7723.9723.9705.8705.8755.5755.5658.2658.2572.8572.8633.3633.3589.5589.5539.1539.1512.622 30422 304188 327188 32737 41537 41546 62546 62546 92246 92223 54523 54542 80442 80425 71525 715-16 453-16 45324 70724 707-5 542-5 542-31 689-31 689-10 608-10 60822 78122 78129 32429 3249 6519 65125 77925 779690.1724.7723.9705.8755.5658.2572.8633.3589.5539.122 304188 32737 41546 62546 92223 54542 80425 715-16 45324 707-5 542-31 689-10 60822 78129 3249 65125 779FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Balance, % of GDP
10.92
17.56
31.74
(e) 24.86
Balance, % of imports
16.37
22.58
34.41
(e) 25.61
Normalized balance
0.076
0.101
0.147
(e) 0.114
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
219216208179183175173159153147143144
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
56%Male 56%Female
44%Female 44%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.017 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
468 000 000
196 180 000
305 119 000
305 119 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
9.66
8.53
9.81
9.49
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
790 067
(e) 834 511
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
22.43
7.49
6.00
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
23.81
10.18
8.99
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 15 September 2017