Ireland is the 27th largest export economy in the world and the 16th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, Ireland exported $128B and imported $75.2B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $52.9B. In 2016 the GDP of Ireland was $294B and its GDP per capita was $68.9k.
The top exports of Ireland are Packaged Medicaments ($19.7B), Nitrogen Heterocyclic Compounds ($14.4B), Human or Animal Blood ($10.7B), Scented Mixtures ($8.04B) and Integrated Circuits ($6.16B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($12.9B), Packaged Medicaments ($2.81B), Cars ($2.76B), Computers ($2.53B) and Human or Animal Blood ($2.04B).
The top export destinations of Ireland are the United States ($33.4B), the United Kingdom ($16.5B), Belgium ($16.2B), Germany ($8.67B) and Switzerland ($6.99B). The top import origins are the United Kingdom ($22.9B), the United States ($9.6B), Germany ($6.53B), the Netherlands ($3.7B) and France ($3.18B).
Ireland borders the United Kingdom.