Ireland is the 33rd largest export economy in the world and the 17th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2014, Ireland exported $142B and imported $72.6B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $69.7B. In 2014 the GDP of Ireland was $250B and its GDP per capita was $49.4k.
The top exports of Ireland are Packaged Medicaments ($22.8B), Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($19.1B), Human or Animal Blood ($9.6B), Scented Mixtures ($7.46B) and Orthopedic Appliances ($5.61B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($4.29B), Packaged Medicaments ($3.48B), Computers ($2.67B), Cars ($2.31B) and Crude Petroleum ($2.13B).
The top export destinations of Ireland are the United States ($28.5B), the United Kingdom ($19.2B), Belgium-Luxembourg ($18.2B), Germany ($10.8B) and France ($7.98B). The top import origins are the United Kingdom ($24.3B), the United States ($7.45B), Germany ($6.35B), China ($4.15B) and the Netherlands ($4.14B).
Ireland borders the United Kingdom.