Ireland Trade Balance 1970-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
External balance on goods and services (formerly resource balance) equals exports of goods and services minus imports of goods and services (previously nonfactor services). Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Ireland trade balance for 2018 was $126.76B, a 71.4% increase from 2017.
  • Ireland trade balance for 2017 was $73.95B, a 57.86% increase from 2016.
  • Ireland trade balance for 2016 was $46.85B, a 44.18% decline from 2015.
  • Ireland trade balance for 2015 was $83.93B, a 79.8% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
Germany $243.23B
Ireland $126.76B
UAE $107.20B
Saudi Arabia $104.12B
Netherlands $100.42B
Singapore $96.73B
Switzerland $86.21B
South Korea $81.24B
Italy $52.08B
Spain $38.51B
Qatar $36.75B
Macao $27.31B
Luxembourg $25.53B
Norway $25.22B
Denmark $21.51B
Poland $20.13B
Kuwait $18.22B
Austria $16.94B
Czech Republic $15.65B
Puerto Rico $14.11B
Sweden $13.91B
Japan $12.70B
Oman $10.89B
Hungary $6.91B
Australia $5.98B
Slovenia $4.47B
Bahrain $3.13B
Malta $3.04B
Slovak Republic $2.15B
Israel $1.58B
Brunei $1.35B
Uruguay $1.20B
Estonia $1.08B
Lithuania $1.04B
Iceland $0.80B
Chile $0.28B
Hong Kong $0.22B
Portugal $0.21B
Cyprus $0.20B
Barbados $0.06B
St. Kitts and Nevis $0.01B
Northern Mariana Islands $-0.01B
Latvia $-0.06B
Palau $-0.08B
Seychelles $-0.24B
New Zealand $-0.30B
Croatia $-0.52B
Greece $-0.57B
Bahamas $-0.64B
Belgium $-0.89B
Guam $-2.01B
Finland $-2.03B
Argentina $-11.12B
France $-21.48B
Canada $-33.62B
United Kingdom $-50.33B
United States $-638.21B
Ireland Trade Balance - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2018 $126.76B 33.14%
2017 $73.95B 22.09%
2016 $46.85B 15.59%
2015 $83.93B 28.79%
2014 $46.68B 18.06%
2013 $44.86B 18.81%
2012 $39.33B 17.48%
2011 $44.71B 18.83%
2010 $36.91B 16.62%
2009 $31.84B 13.47%
2008 $23.67B 8.60%
2007 $22.33B 8.27%
2006 $18.67B 8.04%
2005 $23.04B 10.89%
2004 $27.87B 14.37%
2003 $24.89B 15.15%
2002 $21.99B 17.18%
2001 $17.05B 15.62%
2000 $13.82B 13.84%
1999 $12.90B 13.07%
1998 $9.81B 10.89%
1997 $9.93B 11.98%
1996 $8.30B 10.93%
1995 $7.56B 10.92%
1994 $5.38B 9.42%
1993 $5.31B 10.12%
1992 $4.06B 7.26%
1991 $2.35B 4.72%
1990 $2.16B 4.38%
1989 $2.12B 5.38%
1988 $2.25B 5.96%
1987 $1.40B 4.13%
1986 $0.31B 1.07%
1985 $0.07B 0.31%
1984 $-0.34B -1.68%
1983 $-0.79B -3.82%
1982 $-1.70B -7.89%
1981 $-2.94B -14.21%
1980 $-2.95B -13.56%
1979 $-2.98B -16.26%
1978 $-1.51B -10.30%
1977 $-1.08B -9.55%
1976 $-0.80B -8.41%
1975 $-0.63B -6.59%
1974 $-1.14B -14.44%
1973 $-0.54B -7.19%
1972 $-0.36B -5.75%
1971 $-0.39B -7.55%
1970 $-0.36B -8.23%