General profile: Ireland

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
4.819 Millions
0.847 EUR/US$
372 521 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 68 890 km²
0.49 %
6.70 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+20.0 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
109 657
116 497
123 361
164 871
Merchandise imports
68 565
60 276
76 977
107 614
Merchandise trade balance
41 092
56 220
46 385
57 256
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %89 %89 %9 %9 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
46 39321 82719 09012 5149 04746 39321 82719 09012 5149 047
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Services exports
56 579
92 170
133 352
(e) 205 732
Services imports
73 500
109 981
175 180
(e) 218 083
Services trade balance
-16 920
-17 810
-41 828
(e) -12 351
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
-
5.2
5.5
(e) 4.4
Travel
-
4.4
3.6
(e) 3.0
Other services
-
88.9
89.6
(e) 91.7
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+6.7 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2018
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2018
GDP, current
211 644
222 134
291 092
372 521
GDP per capita, current US$
51 107
48 774
62 568
77 307
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
6.01
1.80
25.76
6.70
Current account balance, % of GDP
-3.54
-1.20
4.40
9.19
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.804
0.755
0.902
0.847
GDP by expenditure in 2017
(as % of total GDP)
31.912.124.7119.989.531.912.124.7119.989.5
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+3.6 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2018
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2018
FDI inflows
-31 689.30
42 804.07
217 781.65
-66 346.39
FDI outflows
14 312.54
22 348.34
168 412.71
13 272.11
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.24
0.30
0.21
0.17
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
639.8639.8596.3596.3594.1594.1603.4603.4719.3719.3718.5718.5700.4700.4755.5755.5658.2658.2572.8572.8633.3633.3589.5589.5539.1539.1512.6512.6413.9413.9337.3337.3316.1316.1243.7243.7252.4252.4-66 346-66 346-1 250-1 25039 38939 389217 782217 78248 18348 18350 59650 59648 88448 88423 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 779639.8596.3594.1603.4719.3718.5700.4755.5658.2572.8633.3589.5539.1512.6413.9337.3316.1243.7252.4-66 346-1 25039 389217 78248 18350 59648 88423 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
2018
Balance, % of GDP
10.90
16.60
28.84
(e) 31.44
Balance, % of imports
15.89
19.20
30.91
(e) 35.02
Normalized balance
0.074
0.088
0.134
(e) 0.149
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
211209225215202188191188190173160154150148
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2018
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
56%Male 56%Female
44%Female 44%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.016 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2018
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
468
196
305
304
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
10.33
11.77
12.15
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
817 362
860 103
988 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
22.43
6.89
6.00
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
23.81
9.55
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.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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: 05 November 2019