Ireland Imports

Imports in Ireland decreased to 4021900 EUR Thousand in February of 2014 from 4091100 EUR Thousand in January of 2014. Imports in Ireland is reported by the Central Statistics Office Ireland. Imports in Ireland averaged 2172554.67 EUR Thousand from 1970 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 5696500 EUR Thousand in November of 2007 and a record low of 59842 EUR Thousand in March of 1970. Ireland main imports are: electrical machinery and components (16 percent of total imports), fuel (15 percent), motor vehicles (10 percent), food (10 percent) and medical and pharmaceutical products (9 percent). The European Union accounts for 60 percent of total imports. Main import partners are: United Kingdom (34 percent of total imports), United States (12 percent), Germany (8 percent), Netherlands (5 percent), China (6 percent) and France (4 percent). This page provides - Ireland Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-25

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
4021900.00 4091100.00 5696500.00 59842.00 4150205.23 | 2014/03 1970 - 2014 EUR Thousand Monthly


Ireland Imports

Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Current Account 3330.00 2013-11-15 3425.00 3425.00 -3997.00 3371.93 2014-03-31 EUR Million [+]
Balance of Trade 3210000.00 2014-02-15 3083000.00 4973000.00 -294081.00 3053552.07 2014-03-31 EUR Thousand [+]
Exports 7231800.00 2014-02-15 7175000.00 9188000.00 45054.00 7325485.71 2014-03-31 EUR Thousand [+]
Imports 4021900.00 2014-02-15 4091100.00 5696500.00 59842.00 4150205.23 2014-03-31 EUR Thousand [+]
Capital Flows -3063.00 2013-11-15 -3357.00 11147.00 -7696.00 -3052.61 2014-03-31 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 1604423.00 2013-12-31 1618068.00 1849903.00 521792.00 1583995.32 2014-03-31 EUR Million [+]
Terms of Trade 0.00 2014-01-15 78.20 132.50 0.00 22.09 2014-02-28 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2909.40 2013-11-15 4293.20 5001.00 440.00 2933.07 2013-12-31 Thousand [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.10 2012-12-31 1.10 4.00 -13.40 2.77 2013-12-31 Percent [+]

Imports | Notes
An import is any good or service brought into one country from another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in trade. Import goods or services are provided to domestic consumers by foreign producers. An import in the receiving country is an export to the sending country. Import of goods normally requires involvement of the Customs authorities in both the country of import and the country of export and is often subject to import quotas, tariffs and trade agreements.


Irish Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Preliminary figures for February of 2014 indicate an increase in seasonally adjusted exports of € 57 million (+1 percent) to €7,232 million from January 2014. Coupled with a decrease in seasonally adjusted imports of € 69 million (-2 percent) to € 4,022 million, the seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased by € 127 million (+4 percent) to € 3,210 million.
Irish Inflation Rate Rises in March  
Irish annual consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in March of 2014, following a 0.1 percent fall in February, mainly due to higher cost of services.
Irish Unemployment Rate Down To 5-Year Low in March  
Ireland’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell for the third consecutive month in March of 2014 to 11.8 percent, down from 11.9 percent in the previous month, and 13.7 percent a year earlier.
Ireland Posts € 3 Billion Trade Surplus in January  
Irish trade balance widened 10.13 percent over a year earlier to € 3.09 billion in the first month of 2014. Compared with December of 2013, the trade surplus narrowed 9.1 percent.
Ireland Inflation Rate Falls to 3-1/2-Year Low  
Irish annual inflation rate dropped to -0.1 percent in February of 2014, from 0.2 percent in the previous month. It is the first time since July of 2010 the inflation rate enters in negative territory.
Irish Economic Growth Disappoints in Q4  
Irish GDP contracted by a shocking 2.3 percent in the last quarter of 2013 from the previous three months, hurt by a surge in imports and a fall in consumer spending. Initial estimates showed the economy shrank by 0.3 percent in 2013.
Irish Unemployment Rate Falls Below 12%  
In February of 2014, Ireland’s jobless rate continued its downward trend and fell to 11.9 percent, down from a revised 12 percent in the previous month.
Irish Inflation Rate Stable in January  
In January of 2014, Irish consumer prices remained steady at an annual rate of 0.2 percent. From December to January, the CPI decreased by 0.5 percent. This compares to a decrease of 0.5 percent recorded in January of last year.
Irish Trade Surplus Narrows 12.5% in 2013  
In 2013, Irish trade surplus decreased to € 37.25 billion, down from € 42.54 billion in 2012, hurt by lower exports of medical and pharmaceutical products and a fall in petroleum sales. This is the lowest annual trade surplus since 2008.
Irish Unemployment Down to 12.3% in January  
In January of 2014, Irish jobless rate declined for the eight straight month to 12.3 percent, from 12.4 percent in December last year. A year earlier, unemployment reached 13.8 percent.


Tokyo Core CPI At 22- Year High in April  
Core consumer prices in Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 2.7 percent in April from a year earlier, the fastest gain since 1992 as an increase in sales tax drove up cost of goods and services.
US Durable Goods Orders Surge in March  
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $6.0 billion or 2.6 percent to $234.8 billion. This increase, up two consecutive months, followed a 2.1 percent February increase.
US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week  
In the week ending April 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 329,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week's revised level. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
Central Bank of Turkey Leaves Main Rates on Hold  
The Monetary Policy Committee decided on April 24th, 2014, to leave the one-week repo rate on hold at 10.0 percent for the third straight meeting. The Central Bank said it will maintain the current policy stance until there is a significant improvement in the outlook for inflation.
Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows Further in March  
The trade surplus decreased 10.6 percent in March of 2014 from the previous month to CHF 2.1 billion as imports rose at a higher pace than exports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade balance increased by 17.2 percent, driven by stronger sales of pharmaceuticals and chemicals products, and machinery to Europe and China.
Polish Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Poland’s jobless rate dropped for the second straight month in March of 2014 to 13.5 percent, down from 13.9 percent in February and below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 14.3 percent.
South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.

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