Top Ireland Imports from the World
In 2018, Ireland bought US$105.9 billion worth of imported products expanding 28.2% since 2014 and up by 19.2% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Ireland Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Ireland amounted to
$27.6 billion or 26% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  4. Vehicles: $1.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $1.1 billion
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $730.7 million
  8. Dairy, eggs, honey: $689.7 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations:$689.3 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $644.2 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from the US

America's exports to Ireland amounted to
$18.3 billion or 17.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $8.7 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $3.3 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.4 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $903 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $596.2 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $487.5 million
  7. Plastics: $485.6 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $448.7 million
  9. Food waste, animal fodder: $210.7 million
10. Other chemical goods: $198.7 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Ireland amounted to
$12.9 billion or 12.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $6.1 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $1 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $977.2 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $548.8 million
  6. Plastics: $354.2 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $280.3 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $188.1 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $138.4 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$114.2 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from France

France's exports to Ireland amounted to
$12.7 billion or 12% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $9.4 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $647.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $522.7 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $376.6 million
  5. Machinery: $227.9 million
  6. Plastics: $165.1 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $119 million
  8. Beverages: $109.7 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $88.6 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $85.1 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from the Netherlands

Dutch exports to Ireland amounted to
$4.4 billion or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $665.8 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $487.8 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $447.6 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $244.4 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $200.7 million
  6. Plastics: $196.1 million
  7. Meat: $191.1 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $156 million
  9. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $126.8 million
10. Vegetables: $98.8 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from China

China's exports to Ireland amounted to
$4.2 billion or 4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $673 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $327.6 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $317 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $210.1 million
  6. Knit or crochet clothing: $148.6 million
  7. Toys, games: $123.3 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $101.5 million
  9. Plastics: $93.8 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $84.1 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Ireland amounted to
$2.3 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $380.6 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $336.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $310.6 million
  4. Plastics: $145.4 million
  5. Machinery: $115.2 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $90.3 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $86.5 million
  8. Fertilizers: $75.3 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $69.2 million
10. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $63.6 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.7 billion or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $418.4 million
  2. Machinery: $247.9 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $218.2 million
  4. Plastics: $84.4 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $74.4 million
  6. Beverages: $45.4 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $42.1 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $36.4 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $28.1 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $24.8 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.6 billion or 1.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $307.2 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $181 million
  3. Vehicles: $170.2 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $68.5 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $58.4 million
  6. Vegetables: $56.7 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $55.1 million
  8. Machinery: $50.5 million
  9. Wood: $44.9 million
10. Beverages: $44.5 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Norway

Norway's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.1 billion or 1.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $776.1 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $284.6 million
  3. Inorganic chemicals: $20.7 million
  4. Fertilizers: $18.2 million
  5. Other animal-origin products: $10.8 million
  6. Machinery: $6.7 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $4.2 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $3.3 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $3 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.5 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.1 billion or 1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $442.1 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $185.6 million
  3. Other chemical goods: $82.1 million
  4. Vehicles: $72.3 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $55.5 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $49.7 million
  7. Plastics: $46.4 million
  8. Aircraft, spacecraft: $45.7 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $38.8 million
10. Iron or steel products: $8.7 million
Fastest-Growing Irish Imports 2018
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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