Ireland is the 27th largest export economy in the world and the 15th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2015, Ireland exported $154B and imported $74.7B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $80B. In 2015 the GDP of Ireland was $283B and its GDP per capita was $68.5k.
The top exports of Ireland are Packaged Medicaments ($31B), Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($21.2B), Human or Animal Blood ($14.2B), Scented Mixtures ($8.22B) and Orthopedic Appliances ($5.77B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($9.1B), Packaged Medicaments ($3.67B), Computers ($2.93B), Cars ($2.57B) and Refined Petroleum ($2.31B).
The top export destinations of Ireland are the United States ($34.3B), Belgium-Luxembourg ($19.5B), the United Kingdom ($18.9B), Germany ($11.5B) and Switzerland ($7.41B). The top import origins are the United Kingdom ($21.1B), the United States ($12B), Germany ($6.37B), France ($6.2B) and China ($4.4B).
Ireland borders the United Kingdom.