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2020
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Exports
: $17.5B, Rnk 3 / 208

2020
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Top Product
: $1.61B, Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds

2020
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Exports
: $26.8B, Rnk 3 / 221

2020
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Top Product
: $1.36B, Refined Petroleum

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.34, Rnk 16 / 127

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 1.42, Rnk 13 / 127

2020
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GDP
: $426B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 27 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 92.1%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 19 / 195

2020
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 GDP
: $2.76T, CURRENT US$
Rnk 5 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 10.8%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 136 / 195

2020
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GDP PC 
: $85,268, CURRENT US$
Rnk 5 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 75.4%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 15 / 195

2020
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GDP PC
: $41,059, CURRENT US$
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2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 3.45%, CURRENT US$
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Ireland-United Kingdom In 2020, Ireland exported $17.5B to United Kingdom. The main products that Ireland exported to United Kingdom are Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($1.61B), Packaged Medicaments ($1.36B), and Bovine Meat ($809M). During the last 25 years the exports of Ireland to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 2.09%, from $10.5B in 1995 to $17.5B in 2020.

In 2020, Ireland exported services to United Kingdom worth $18.3B, with Financial services ($7.99B), Other business services ($5.29B), and Insurance services ($2.22B) being the largest in terms of value.

United Kingdom-Ireland In 2020, United Kingdom exported $26.8B to Ireland. The main products that United Kingdom exported to Ireland were Refined Petroleum ($1.36B), Packaged Medicaments ($1.13B), and Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($923M). During the last 25 years the exports of United Kingdom to Ireland have increased at an annualized rate of 3.24%, from $12.1B in 1995 to $26.8B in 2020.

In 2019, United Kingdom exported services to Ireland worth $17.6B, with Other business services ($14.6B), Travel ($1.74B), and Transportation ($985M) being the largest in terms of value.

Comparison In 2020,  Ireland ranked 16 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.34), and 26 in total exports ($197B). That same year, United Kingdom ranked 13 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.42), and 11 in total exports ($371B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

In 2020, Ireland exported $17.5B to United Kingdom. The main products exported from Ireland to United Kingdom were Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($1.61B), Packaged Medicaments ($1.36B), and Bovine Meat ($809M). During the last 25 years the exports of Ireland to United Kingdom have increased at an annualized rate of 2.09%, from $10.5B in 1995 to $17.5B in 2020.

In 2020, United Kingdom exported $26.8B to Ireland. The main products exported from United Kingdom to Ireland were Refined Petroleum ($1.36B), Packaged Medicaments ($1.13B), and Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($923M). During the last 25 years the exports of United Kingdom to Ireland have increased at an annualized rate of 3.24%, from $12.1B in 1995 to $26.8B in 2020.

Market Competitiveness

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Measure

Ireland
Top Destination
: United States, $57.4B

United Kingdom
Top Destination
: United States, $51.7B

This map shows whether countries import more from Ireland or United Kingdom. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from Ireland and United Kingdom or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2019, countries that imported more from Ireland than United Kingdom were United States ($57.4B), Belgium ($16.2B), and Greece ($2.19B).

In 2019, countries that imported more from United Kingdom than Ireland were Germany ($39.9B), Netherlands ($25.1B), and France ($22.4B).

Comparative Advantage Ireland - United Kingdom

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Flow

This chart compares trade between Ireland and United Kingdom by product, considering products traded by both, Ireland and United Kingdom.

During 2020, Ireland had a large net trade with United Kingdom in the exports of Chemical Products ($5.11B), Animal Products ($2.96B), and Foodstuffs ($2.8B).

During 2020, United Kingdom had a large net trade with Ireland in the exports of Machines ($5.17B), Chemical Products ($4.32B), and Foodstuffs ($3.07B).

Bilateral Service Trade

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In 2020, Ireland exported services to United Kingdom worth $18.3B, with Financial services ($7.99B), Other business services ($5.29B), and Insurance services ($2.22B) being the largest in terms of value.

In 2019, United Kingdom exported services to Ireland worth $17.6B, with Other business services ($14.6B), Travel ($1.74B), and Transportation ($985M) being the largest in terms of value.

Service trade data is presented based on availability.

Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more Ireland has comparative advantage over United Kingdom. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more United Kingdom has comparative advantage over Ireland.