Top Ireland Imports from the World
In 2016, Ireland bought US$75.4 billion worth of imported products up by 19.3% since 2012 and down by -3.0% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Ireland Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Ireland amounted to
$22.3 billion or 29.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.9 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  4. Vehicles: $1.4 billion
  5. Live trees and plants: $1.3 billion
  6. Plastics: $856.6 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $797.2 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $745.7 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations:$652.4 million
10. Beverages: $570.3 
Top 10 Ireland Imports from the US

America's exports to Ireland amounted to
$11.2 billion or 14.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.5 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $2.5 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $853.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $523.9 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $502.8 million
  7. Plastics: $391.8 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $214.6 million
  9. Photo/cinematographic goods: $171.7 million
10. Other chemical goods: $167.9 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from France

France's exports to Ireland amounted to
$9 billion or 11.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $6.4 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $642.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $398.6 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $239 million
  5. Machinery: $156.9 million
  6. Plastics: $138.9 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $132.8 million
  8. Beverages: $93.7 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $74.4 million
10. Live trees and plants: $57 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Ireland amounted to
$7.8 billion or 10.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.7 billion
  2. Vehicles: $1.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $891.9 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $745 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $610.5 million
  6. Plastics: $301.9 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $218.2 million
  8. Live trees and plants: $178.3 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $177.5 million
10. Organic chemicals: $171.4 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Ireland amounted to
$3.7 billion or 4.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $450.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $437.7 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $395.2 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $207.7 million
  5. Plastics: $173.7 million
  6. Meat: $171.2 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $145.9 million
  8. Live trees and plants: $128.3 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $120.1 million
10. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $102.3 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from China

China's exports to Ireland amounted to
$3.1 billion or 4.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $888.2 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $458.5 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $223.3 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $159.3 million
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $153.5 million
  6. Toys, games: $102.6 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $96.7 million
  8. Plastics: $94 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $91.6 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $77.7 
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.9 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $309.8 million
  2. Vehicles: $289.7 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $188 million
  4. Plastics: $116.1 million
  5. Machinery: $112.5 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $68.3 million
  7. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $55.7 million
  8. Live trees and plants: $53.2 million
  9. Fertilizers: $46.7 million
10. Electronic equipment: $46.4 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.7 billion or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $103.9 million
  3. Machinery: $76.5 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $73.3 million
  5. Plastics: $21.5 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $20.1 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $19.7 million
  8. Collector items, art, antiques: $5.2 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $4.6 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $3.9 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.6 billion or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $367.2 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $234 million
  3. Machinery: $189.4 million
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $139.5 million
  5. Live trees and plants: $85.2 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $69.2 million
  7. Plastics: $68.1 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $35.2 million
  9. Beverages: $34.4 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $30.5 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.3 billion or 1.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $224.3 million
  2. Aircraft, spacecraft: $137 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $109.4 million
  4. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $54.1 million
  5. Vegetables: $47.1 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $44 million
  7. Live trees and plants: $42.9 million
  8. Machinery: $40.8 million
  9. Beverages: $39.9 million
10. Iron or steel products: $36.6 million
Top 10 Ireland Imports from Norway

Norway's exports to Ireland amounted to
$1.2 billion or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $927.4 million
  2. Organic chemicals: $264.1 million
  3. Fertilizers: $14 million
  4. Machinery: $9.4 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $4.8 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $3.2 million
  7. Inorganic chemicals: $2.6 million
  8. Other animal-origin products: $2.3 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $1.5 million
Fastest-Growing Irish Imports 2016
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