Ireland is the 28th largest export economy in the world and the 14th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, Ireland exported $160B and imported $74.4B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $86.3B. In 2016 the GDP of Ireland was $304B and its GDP per capita was $71.5k.
The top exports of Ireland are Packaged Medicaments ($27.8B), Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($20.6B), Human or Animal Blood ($16.8B), Scented Mixtures ($7.5B) and Sulfonamides ($6.75B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($10.2B), Packaged Medicaments ($2.94B), Cars ($2.83B), Computers ($2.74B) and Human or Animal Blood ($2.05B).
The top export destinations of Ireland are the United States ($41.2B), Belgium-Luxembourg ($18.1B), the United Kingdom ($18B), Germany ($12.7B) and Switzerland ($7.81B). The top import origins are the United Kingdom ($19B), the United States ($12.3B), Germany ($7.67B), France ($6.27B) and China ($4.24B).
Ireland borders the United Kingdom.