General profile: Ireland

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
4.762 Millions
0.887 EUR/US$
333 789 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 68 890 km²
0.34 %
7.80 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+4.5 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
109 657
116 497
123 442
136 761
Merchandise imports
68 565
60 276
77 056
86 686
Merchandise trade balance
41 092
56 220
46 386
50 075
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %87 %87 %11 %11 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
37 42916 33315 04811 3746 99937 42916 33315 04811 3746 999
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
56 579
92 170
140 056
(e) 186 491
Services imports
73 500
109 981
169 628
(e) 198 888
Services trade balance
-16 920
-17 810
-29 572
(e) -12 397
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
-
5.2
5.2
(e) 5.0
Travel
-
4.4
3.4
(e) 3.0
Other services
-
88.9
90.1
(e) 90.8
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+7.8 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
211 645
221 951
290 617
333 789
GDP per capita, current US$
50 237
47 969
61 832
70 099
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
6.01
1.80
25.56
7.80
Current account balance, % of GDP
-3.54
-1.54
10.23
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.804
0.755
0.902
0.887
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
33.012.432.7121.699.633.012.432.7121.699.6
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+5.6 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
-31 689.30
42 804.07
215 791.12
28 974.62
FDI outflows
14 312.54
22 348.34
168 329.72
18 613.98
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.24
0.30
0.21
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
596.1596.1601.2601.2724.7724.7723.9723.9705.8705.8755.5755.5658.2658.2572.8572.8633.3633.3589.5589.5539.1539.1512.6512.6413.9413.9337.3337.3316.1316.1243.7243.7252.4252.428 97528 97514 52314 523215 791215 79137 41437 41446 62546 62546 92346 92323 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 779596.1601.2724.7723.9705.8755.5658.2572.8633.3589.5539.1512.6413.9337.3316.1243.7252.428 97514 523215 79137 41446 62546 92323 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
2017
Balance, % of GDP
10.90
16.61
33.11
(e) 32.53
Balance, % of imports
15.89
19.20
36.16
(e) 36.58
Normalized balance
0.074
0.088
0.153
(e) 0.155
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
210219216208193197188190173160154150148
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
56%Male 56%Female
44%Female 44%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.015 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
468
196
305
280
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
9.66
8.53
9.81
10.69
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
817 362
860 103
955 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
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.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
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: 14 August 2018