The USA was Ireland’s largest export market in 2019, with almost €47 billion in exports. This accounted for 31% of the total value of exports. The second biggest export partner was the UK, with almost €16 billion of exports.
Medical and pharmaceutical products and Organic chemicals comprised €32 billion, or 68% of the total exports to the USA in 2019.
Belgium, 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 2019|
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The UK was the biggest source of imports in 2019, with imports of over €20 billion.
Imports of Mineral fuels and petroleum were €2.9 billion. Imports of Food and beverages from the UK were almost €4.3 billion in value, and imports of Machinery and transport equipment were €4.2 billion.
There were €14 billion of imports from the USA in 2019, including imports of Chemicals and related goods of €3.7 billion, and imports of Machinery and transport equipment to the value of €7 billion.
France, Germany and China made up the remaining top 5 import partners.
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|Table 2.2 Top ten importing partners 2019|
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