The USA was Ireland’s largest export market in 2018, with over €39 billion in exports. The second biggest export partner was Belgium, with €18 billion of exports.
Medical and pharmaceutical products and Organic chemicals comprised €25.8 billion, or 66% of the total exports to the USA in 2018.
The UK, Germany and the Netherlands complete the list of the remaining top 5 export markets.
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|Table 2.1 Top ten exporting partners 2018|
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The UK was the biggest source of imports in 2018, with imports of almost €20 billion.
Imports of Petroleum products were €3.4 billion while imports of Medical and pharmaceutical products were €2.7 billion in the year. Imports of Food and beverages were almost €4.2 billion in value, and imports of Machinery and transport equipment were €3.6 billion.
There were €17 billion of imports from the USA in 2018, including imports of Chemicals and related goods of €3.4 billion, and imports of Machinery and transport equipment to the value of €11 billion.
France, Germany and China made up the remaining top 5 import partners.
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|Table 2.2 Top ten importing partners 2018|
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