Top Ireland Imports from the World
In 2017, Ireland bought US$84.3 billion worth of imported products up by 27.8% since 2013 and up by 9.5% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Ireland Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Ireland amounted to
$25 billion or 29.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.6 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $1.4 billion
  5. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  6. Plastics: $1 billion
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $843.4 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations:$652.4 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $604.8 million
10. Paper: $578.6 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from the US

America's exports to Ireland amounted to
$15.1 billion or 17.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $4.8 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $4.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $885.6 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $630.2 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $554.6 million
  7. Plastics: $413.9 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $220.3 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $183.7 million
10. Photo/cinematographic goods: $172.1 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from France

France's exports to Ireland amounted to
$10.1 billion or 11.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $7.3 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $662.3 million
  3. Vehicles: $397.9 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $247.3 million
  5. Plastics: $171.6 million
  6. Machinery: $144.1 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $105.9 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $103.2 million
  9. Beverages: $95.4 million
10. Sugar: $50.7 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Ireland amounted to
$8.2 billion or 9.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $1.5 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.2 billion
  4. Machinery: $952.3 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $567.9 million
  6. Plastics: $338.1 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $246.1 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $200 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $190.2 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$116.6 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Netherlands

Netherlands's exports to Ireland amounted to
$3.5 billion or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $434 million
  2. Machinery: $430.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $293.6 million
  4. Plastics: $178.1 million
  5. Meat: $169.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $148.5 million
  7. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $122.7 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $116.4 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $90.2 million
10. Vehicles: $85.3 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from China

China's exports to Ireland amounted to
$3.4 billion or 4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $538 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $194.6 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $189.9 million
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $151.9 million
  6. Toys, games: $106.1 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $99.1 million
  8. Plastics: $96.9 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $85 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $75.7 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Ireland amounted to
$2.4 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $880.2 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $422.4 million
  3. Machinery: $203.6 million
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $136.3 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $83.8 million
  6. Plastics: $69.6 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $41.4 million
  8. Beverages: $38.8 million
  9. Vehicles: $28.9 million
10. Iron or steel products: $28.9 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.9 billion or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $279.5 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $222.4 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $202.7 million
  4. Plastics: $125.7 million
  5. Machinery: $82.9 million
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $76.2 million
  7. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $73.4 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $69.4 million
  9. Fertilizers: $59.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $52.4 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.4 billion or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $214.9 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $172.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $163.2 million
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $57.3 million
  5. Machinery: $45.6 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $44.3 million
  7. Vegetables: $43.7 million
  8. Fertilizers: $42.3 million
  9. Plastics: $40.2 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $39.3 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Norway

Norway's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.2 billion or 1.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $846.3 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $306.8 million
  3. Inorganic chemicals: $25 million
  4. Fertilizers: $13.1 million
  5. Machinery: $11 million
  6. Wood: $4.4 million
  7. Other animal-origin products: $3.5 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $2.5 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2 million
10. Electronic equipment: $1.9 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Ireland amounted to
$728.3 million or 0.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $196.1 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $166.8 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $67.1 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $66 million
  5. Vehicles: $59.6 million
  6. Plastics: $50.8 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $38.1 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $23.2 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $7.9 million
10. Other manufactured products: $7 million
Fastest-Growing Irish Imports 2017
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