Ireland is the 29th largest export economy in the world and the 13th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2017, Ireland exported $159B and imported $84B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $75.2B. In 2017 the GDP of Ireland was $333B and its GDP per capita was $75.6k.
The top exports of Ireland are Packaged Medicaments ($27.5B), Human or Animal Blood and Vaccines ($25.3B), Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($13.6B), Scented Mixtures ($8.06B) and Integrated Circuits ($7.38B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($13.5B), Human or Animal Blood and Vaccines ($4.94B), Packaged Medicaments ($3.04B), Cars ($2.66B) and Computers ($2.31B).
The top export destinations of Ireland are the United States ($40.2B), the United Kingdom ($18.5B), Belgium-Luxembourg ($15.5B), Germany ($14.3B) and Switzerland ($7.73B). The top import origins are the United Kingdom ($20.8B), the United States ($17.3B), Germany ($8.37B), France ($7.5B) and China ($4.56B).
Ireland borders the United Kingdom.