General profile: Ireland

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
4.938 Millions
0.876 EUR/US$
419 422 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 68 890 km²
-0.46 %
2.50 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+6.0 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
109 657
116 497
123 361
179 772
Merchandise imports
68 565
60 276
76 977
98 750
Merchandise trade balance
41 092
56 220
46 385
81 022
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
1 %1 %90 %90 %8 %8 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
56 97120 39919 92516 59411 33756 97120 39919 92516 59411 337
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Services exports
56 554
92 150
133 406
262 704
Services imports
73 468
109 956
175 251
295 745
Services trade balance
-16 914
-17 806
-41 845
-33 041
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
-
5.2
5.5
1.1
Travel
-
4.4
3.6
0.7
Other services
-
88.9
89.6
97.0
TRADE INDICES
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13512812010810810083808387919188939297949210097879595949810110095969799105103100101103105102104104105103
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+2.5 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2020
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
GDP, current
211 698
222 071
291 522
419 422
GDP per capita, current US$
51 120
48 760
62 660
84 941
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
5.74
1.77
25.18
2.50
Current account balance, % of GDP
-3.54
-1.20
4.40
4.60
Exchange rate (/US$)
0.804
0.754
0.901
0.876
GDP by expenditure in 2019
(as % of total GDP)
29.311.946.0126.1113.829.311.946.0126.1113.8
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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-11.8 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2020
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
FDI inflows
-31 689.30
42 804.07
217 868.63
33 424.10
FDI outflows
14 312.54
22 348.34
168 479.97
-49 474.25
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.24
0.30
0.21
0.09
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
368.1586.7623.6596.7575.5603.6725.8722.4695.0756.0658.0573.2633.4589.4539.333 42481 104-16 09652 83539 414217 86948 24850 60948 88323 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Balance, % of GDP
10.91
16.61
28.80
29.82
Balance, % of imports
15.90
19.20
30.90
30.61
Normalized balance
0.074
0.088
0.134
0.133
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
225240216217227215202189192189190174160154150148
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2020
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
56%Male 56%Female
44%Female 44%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.019 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2020
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
468
196
309
384
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
10.58
11.87
11.21
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
817 362
860 000
1 041 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
22.43
6.89
6.00
8.45
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
23.81
9.55
8.99
10.07
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).
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 January 2022