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Share of Exports and Imports with the UK 2000 to 2018

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Exports of Food and live animals to the UK have increased from €2.3 billion in 2000 to almost €4.8 billion in 2018. This category of exports accounted for 12% of Ireland’s total exports to the UK in 2000, increasing to 30% of exports to the UK by 2018. 

Exports of Machinery and transport equipment have fallen from €8 billion in 2000 to €2.2 billion in 2018, and now constitute 14% of total UK exports, down from 42% in 2000.

Commodities and transactions not elsewhere classified Miscellaneous manufactured articlesMachinery and transport equipmentManufactured goods classified chiefly by materialChemicals and related productsAnimal and vegetable oils, fats and waxesMineral fuels, lubricants and related materialsCrude materials, inedible, except fuelsBeverages and tobaccoFood and live animals
20005.8040267483448710.997426265628242.19766380743394.5085049105990220.30922354271890.08508747456261970.5106741438969831.640579888304891.7690251678593112.1777880506514
20014.809742085792928.4853022421281950.1480547954523.7496637505348517.04970822467310.06067979863135160.8087516072620261.46776175416561.5129725178715411.9073632234884
20023.359082705204457.4831767139325749.26460362053323.8371428463585419.11484298887290.06135745179216971.032364223079481.428383588353921.997649709412112.4213961524606
20035.6622690744265610.841798992261328.91891809112755.2772844047266424.9628483342630.08211504405330770.6443545523625271.999786635622453.1852637608948118.4253611102618
20045.928584247446049.6753662941740328.96796205188545.2789603273322724.12094582601210.07262274549244971.58563294870982.137161739863272.8549765320542119.3777872870304
20055.899509494444259.4617525220462327.70840633358864.9174591324174223.94033194641890.05998398070105332.724303361631282.07509419491463.2124942314665720.0006648023711
20065.6428811764473410.615355593179725.52753740667775.088602587989223.14314252523240.05778809633365822.261000697554492.355427049890064.405368809945820.9028960567496
20075.203792513140339.3924359762222524.28465918887395.3261592776539727.53921874024090.07904417327831781.581899203630142.56296531681333.6068337144515420.4229918956953
20084.751423611612919.1512816858715920.44459663976154.9861803419560630.32191902099850.1144722252805462.800067452009582.41356637119843.3998907563988121.6166018949122
20096.273683570590289.2652911291551614.98427005514694.7060527394972534.94928035818440.06845357164812131.910441411235051.946225634336693.682156355358322.2141451748479
20104.7405837737730210.231496447965510.67815607990545.152118678503837.81852267798150.06563207535995822.080690378940272.95310111486433.4530968314959822.8266019412103
20112.935022897387699.529791486855411.33073402991655.3966168506548935.60642435419620.1401597940514754.665939354356743.438341140723422.7930557231818824.1639143686758
20122.628548829461427.354349836303511.59415322531335.4618829342453235.85427460145970.1895405182072086.743092958836082.767282786990722.4822316081106724.9246427010721
20133.229682975198387.87496256682613.77723308023246.0157345468078831.42306187093390.1652091798696793.937456621406122.963527404578752.5782648767650928.0348668773818
20143.456908854307568.4252949983581815.02917940488387.480441640066626.50541532041430.129430922539553.049354903378473.508488615715592.4715788351934229.9439065051426
20153.245558391359158.492803717077317.43855765216917.3829970033407326.32079184717490.1139455224922162.863596910975173.009574842950822.1431854022983928.9889887101622
20163.3475493838478.7662756312323315.72444933645757.7751161623014927.76332734227960.1189272825162323.346484830770853.0062710308632.05396174194228.09763725779
20172.904565826653118.3369158618762313.22421734675267.5631389334594432.21467845139180.132732945642022.595227969213712.873471513392881.7894592789111128.3655918727071
20183.296722212580979.0822958270826113.74461213009298.083920045026327.30874540083490.1509136205309553.805950711246723.197429657964941.7868276247248129.5425827699149
Table 7.1 Exports to the UK 2000 to 2018
Product€million
2000200320062009201220152018
Food and live animals2,2992,7453,2583,0513,7804,5094,767
Beverages and tobacco334474687506376333288
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels310298367267420468516
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials96963522621,023445614
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes161299291824
Chemicals and related products3,8343,7183,6074,8005,4384,0944,406
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material8517867936468281,1481,304
Machinery and transport equipment7,9664,3083,9792,0581,7582,7122,218
Miscellaneous manufactured articles2,0761,6151,6551,2731,1151,3211,465
Commodities and transactions not elsewhere classified1,096843880862399505532
Total18,87814,89615,58813,73515,16715,55416,135
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Food and live animals are also the largest import category from the UK, with €3.8 billion imported in 2018, compared to €1.6 billion imported in 2000. In 2000, Food and live animal imports accounted for 9% of total UK imports, and this had increased to 19% by 2018.

Imports of Mineral fuels were €1.3 billion of Ireland’s total imports from the UK in 2000, representing 7% of total imports from the UK. By 2011, 28% of imports from the UK were Mineral fuels. In 2018, there were €3.4 imports of Mineral fuels, representing 17% of UK imports.

Commodities and transactions not elsewhere classified Miscellaneous manufactured articlesMachinery and transport equipmentManufactured goods classified chiefly by materialChemicals and related productsAnimal and vegetable oils, fats and waxesMineral fuels, lubricants and related materialsCrude materials, inedible, except fuelsBeverages and tobaccoFood and live animals
20004.772141972991612.359137755894438.847474441811713.159578815915211.65840876274370.4218120686037247.323018402408631.166057292762071.404895091362958.88747539550603
20013.3924713481515510.99417240790946.445588538778911.602560126625210.63214301696260.3452037994638196.103771846178750.8720731637101651.447980642919788.16403510930027
20023.2824551384300411.190044978251945.797706727594311.496023307435910.82623819167840.2908309165686486.22860617243670.9124472128573321.743337666593648.23230968815316
20034.8967636536051715.41810217005226.918084121365414.630097288649813.9110765652790.3793496711329878.634306141793021.276881724393282.2170969946006711.7182416691287
20045.3653011317351215.183871599809325.95370925985514.724327417776812.69435372156320.3139216944885711.23501565227941.359998204703581.8026948215679111.3668064962211
20054.9890378612694714.572748673608227.329959902833613.572642188024611.39827413350710.29149174737052813.85434081593831.452516846572191.6981926798176910.8407951510583
20065.0749460290548114.754224222258525.885073971199513.661713209666612.19525933662290.31230272715480613.73535327659971.662726307788531.6162532525039211.1021476671508
20075.0391449334827114.39182101839423.707808653951913.573562146222712.04375028997080.28369245816424516.35450891020571.56944761862331.6562078450797111.3800561259049
20084.8119778847967913.840355268678418.926213414235813.557685475023612.59396616164980.38479105460978119.87207576311271.377605746894251.8008881010271912.8344411299717
20095.5955899895029215.57141768400914.200057789488211.056745530340914.58548342220340.43028034690777418.13973477691021.314418897260592.3382344092736616.7680371541033
20105.2339665966512714.169816492366114.713545786199410.273677142690213.58999140720790.40605160028926321.98452443426841.46084697220922.1069547015863716.0606248665319
20114.0603724267608612.224001859368514.37602734149189.7175816854965412.28887910510580.35025063252651628.24522784235821.340851605135191.9191143277571515.4776931739995
20123.7257718773058412.333559027447514.583890280001410.105233391935312.1538594950150.33512084344410326.40297369322631.222697591383192.1517374614762316.9851563387652
20134.1765491978585611.896650523921614.74189901140889.678730874099612.01249060056610.33085987239744526.9400988084071.143049142859841.8938948438077717.1857771246732
20144.7460345415333712.367199620589815.188752326310810.116182939226212.69153958923540.30971061319962224.05185628032091.131777721207411.9554559511545417.4414904172221
20155.0980778231307314.001876649241516.970299163615610.694354692825813.64743424849970.34920579855062217.63884627875721.238225043754491.8759824656152918.4856978360091
20166.8007440769194213.617909238114818.494267475615810.951718538989714.4018535252670.38195104156961112.92923499994621.211821095580442.1250203038843119.0854797041126
20176.3443650134730312.236080716514917.123479196266110.381393085175316.37956810776120.35916337129367214.91845946009591.290598798228881.8369534698081419.1299387813829
20186.0336277426638712.128065832145818.001469590018610.717732339628713.60670307869160.31534236398547816.97032953362431.365841766409822.003746630213518.8571411226185
Table 7.2 Imports from the UK 2000 to 2018
Product€million
2000200320062009201220152018
Food and live animals1,5651,7232,1572,3022,7903,3263,770
Beverages and tobacco247326314321354338401
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels205188323180201223273
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials1,2901,2702,6682,4904,3383,1743,393
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes74566159556363
Chemicals and related products2,0532,0462,3692,0021,9972,4562,720
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material2,3182,1512,6541,5181,6601,9242,143
Machinery and transport equipment6,8423,9585,0281,9492,3963,0543,599
Miscellaneous manufactured articles2,1772,2672,8662,1382,0262,5202,425
Commodities and transactions not elsewhere classified8417209867686129171,206
Total17,61314,70419,42513,72816,42917,99419,992

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