Ireland is the 35th largest export economy in the world and the 16th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2013, Ireland exported $134B and imported $69.2B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $65.3B. In 2013 the GDP of Ireland was $232B and its GDP per capita was $50.5k.
The top exports of Ireland are Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($19.4B), Packaged Medicaments ($19.1B), Scented Mixtures ($7.03B), Human or Animal Blood ($6.51B) and Computers ($5.36B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($4.41B), Packaged Medicaments ($3.65B), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($2.4B), Computers ($2.29B) and Crude Petroleum ($2.25B).
The top export destinations of Ireland are the United States ($22.2B), the United Kingdom ($18.8B), Belgium-Luxembourg ($17B), Germany ($10.1B) and France ($8.84B). The top import origins are the United Kingdom ($23.6B), the United States ($6.93B), Germany ($6.36B), the Netherlands ($4.28B) and China ($3.7B).
Ireland borders the United Kingdom.