Top Ireland Imports from the World
In 2019, Ireland bought US$98.1 billion worth of imported products up by 26.1% since 2015 but down by -8.2% from 2018 to 2019.
Top 10 Ireland Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Ireland amounted to
$27.8 billion or 28.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.8 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $1.5 billion
  5. Vehicles: $1.4 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  7. Cereal, milk preparations:$713.9 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $664.9 million
  9. Dairy, eggs, honey: $646.2 million
10. Paper: $626.3 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from the US

America's exports to Ireland amounted to
$13.7 billion or 14% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $5.1 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $2.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.2 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $905.3 million
  6. Plastics: $518.2 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $487.8 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $325.9 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $196.7 million
10. Photo/cinematographic goods: $186.6 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from France

France's exports to Ireland amounted to
$12.8 billion or 13.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $9.6 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $671.7 million
  3. Vehicles: $492.9 million
  4. Machinery: $366.9 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $365.7 million
  6. Plastics: $151.1 million
  7. Beverages: $134.4 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $110.2 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $92.3 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $63.2 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Ireland amounted to
$8.8 billion or 9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.5 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $974.3 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $602.3 million
  6. Plastics: $329.3 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $281.2 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $201.1 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $129.4 million
10. Iron or steel products: $104.6 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from the Netherlands

Dutch exports to Ireland amounted to
$4.5 billion or 4.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $655.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $554.9 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $537.3 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $391.5 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $228 million
  6. Plastics: $187 million
  7. Meat: $164.2 million
  8. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $123.9 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $123.2 million
10. Vegetables: $96.5 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from China

China's exports to Ireland amounted to
$3.5 billion or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $950 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $602.4 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $297.3 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $223.3 million
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $153.8 million
  6. Toys, games: $125 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $108.3 million
  8. Plastics: $98.1 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $76.6 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $72.3 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Ireland amounted to
$2.4 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $472.3 million
  2. Vehicles: $358.7 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $207.7 million
  4. Plastics: $143.9 million
  5. Machinery: $134 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $91 million
  7. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $87.9 million
  8. Fertilizers: $65.3 million
  9. Photo/cinematographic goods: $53.3 million
10. Electronic equipment: $53.3 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Switzerland

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

  1. Organic chemicals: $1.9 billion
  2. Medical, technical equipment: $131 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $69.5 million
  4. Machinery: $65.6 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $25.4 million
  6. Clocks, watches: $17.5 million
  7. Plastics: $17.3 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $17.3 million
  9. Coffee, tea, spices: $4.2 million
10. Iron or steel products: $3.2 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Spain

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

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $370.3 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $106.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $89.5 million
  4. Iron and steel: $73 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $55.1 million
  6. Vegetables: $53.1 million
  7. Machinery: $49 million
  8. Plastics: $45.7 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $45.6 million
10. Fruits, nuts: $43.7 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Italy

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

  1. Machinery: $261.7 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $154.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $118.6 million
  4. Plastics: $86.8 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $83.4 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $71 million
  7. Beverages: $46.2 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $40.3 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $38.4 million
10. Other chemical goods: $29.1 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Czech Rep.

Czech Republic's exports to Ireland amounted to
$787.2 million or 0.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $372.5 million
  2. Vehicles: $259.4 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $41.9 million
  4. Toys, games: $14.7 million
  5. Paper: $10.6 million
  6. Stone, plaster, cement: $10.3 million
  7. Plastics: $8.9 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $6.8 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $6.2 million
10. Other manufactured products: $5.5 million
Fastest-Growing Irish Imports 2019
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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