Overview: In 2018 Ireland was the number 30 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 31 in total exports, the number 36 in total imports, and the number 17 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Ireland exported $175B and imported $98.9B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $76.2B. In 2018, Ireland's exports per capita were $36k and its imports per capita were $20.3k.
Trade: The top exports of Ireland are Blood, antisera, vaccines, toxins and cultures ($32.9B), Packaged Medicaments ($28.1B), Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($17.6B), Scented Mixtures ($8.75B), and Medical Instruments ($6.61B). The top imports of Ireland are Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($11.1B), Unpackaged Medicaments ($6.56B), Computers ($3.87B), Packaged Medicaments ($3.27B), and Refined Petroleum ($3.26B).
Destinations: Ireland exports mostly to United States ($49.3B), United Kingdom ($18.5B), Belgium-Luxembourg ($17B), Germany ($12.7B), and Switzerland ($8.74B), and imports mostly from United Kingdom ($27.4B), United States ($17.7B), Germany ($14.2B), Netherlands ($4.54B), and France ($4.4B).
Location: Ireland borders United Kingdom by land.