The USA was Ireland’s largest export market in 2017, with over €33 billion in exports. The second biggest export partner was the UK, with €16.4 billion of exports.
Medical and pharmaceutical products and Organic chemicals comprised €20.5 billion, or 62% of the total exports to the USA in 2017.
Belgium, Germany and Switzerland complete the remaining top 5 export markets.
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|Table 2.1 Top ten exporting partners 2017|
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The UK was the biggest import market in 2017, with imports of over €18.8 billion.
Imports of petroleum products were €2.7 billion while imports of medical and pharmaceutical products were €3.1 billion. Imports of food and beverages were almost €4 billion in value, and imports of machinery and transport equipment were €3.2 billion.
There were €16.2 billion of imports from the USA in 2017, including imports of chemicals and related goods of €5.9 billion, and imports of machinery and transport equipment to the value of €8.1 billion was imported from the USA in 2017.
France, Germany and China made up the remaining top 5 import partners.
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|Table 2.2 Top ten importing partners 2017|
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