In 2019, Ireland imported just over €2 billion of clothing and apparel. Of this, €1.2 billion came from Asia, and €442 million came from the UK.
|X-axis label||value of imports|
|Rest Of The World||61.4094388910108|
|Table 9.1 Imports of clothing and apparel by region 2019|
|Region||€ million||% of total imports|
|Rest of World||61||3|
|Note: The EU refers to the current EU28 member states, excluding the UK.|
Ireland imported 56 million ladies’ and girls’ t-shirts in 2019, with a total value of €193 million. Of these, almost 46 million, or €128 million came from Asia.
There were also 31 million ladies’ and girls’ jumpers, 17 million ladies’ trousers and 7 million ladies’ dresses and skirts imported in 2019. Of these products, 23 million, 13 million and 4 million items respectively came from Asia.
The largest import partners from Asia for clothing and apparel were China and Bangladesh.
We imported 111 million items of clothing from China in 2019, at a value of €458 million, and 60 million items from Bangladesh worth €217 million.
|Table 9.2 Imports of selected clothing and apparel 2019|
|Product||Asia||UK||Rest of World||Total|
|€million||Number of units||€million||Number of units||€million||Number of units||€million||Number of units|
|Ladies' & Girls' jumpers||162||23,342,551||55||4,693,700||30||2,671,867||247||30,708,117|
|Ladies' & Girls' t-shirts||128||45,753,251||42||6,054,194||23||4,218,183||193||56,025,628|
|Ladies' & Girls' trousers||84||13,101,913||20||1,943,637||24||1,671,580||128||16,717,130|
|Ladies' & Girls' dresses||62||4,177,507||29||1,458,804||30||1,460,561||122||7,096,872|
|Men's & Boys' trousers||67||8,107,542||25||2,300,938||20||1,203,682||112||11,612,161|
|X-axis label||€million||millions of units|
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