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Trade in Ireland

Ireland was the world’s 32nd largest exporter of goods and 5th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $214.16 billion and $355.17 billion USD respectively. Ireland’s top export category was Manufactures, followed by Chemicals, and Pharmaceuticals. In 2022, Ireland’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to United States, Belgium  and Germany, with trade representing 234.27 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Ireland is the world’s 56th largest importer of goods and 4th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $147.27 billion and $372.83 billion USD respectively in 2022. Ireland’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment and Chemicals. Leading import partners were United Kingdom, United States and France. Ireland is part of 47 different Regional Trade Agreements, including EU – Albania and EU – Algeria.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name






WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

common law system based on the English model but substantially modified by customary law; judicial review of legislative acts by Supreme Court


English, Irish Gaelic

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Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.



Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Bank of Ireland - Dublin, Ireland - SWIFT: BOFIIE2D

  • BNP Paribas Ireland - Dublin, Ireland - SWIFT: BNPAAI2D

  • Citibank International Limited - Dublin, Ireland - SWIFT: CITIIE2X

  • National Irish Bank - Dublin, Ireland - SWIFT: NIBKIE2D

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Industrial Property Offices

  • Intellectual Property Office of Ireland (IPOI)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • EU International Trade Section
    EU Trade Division
    Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine
    Agriculture House
    Phone: +(353 1) 607 2011

    Kildare Street

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation,
    Trade Policy Unit
    Phone: +(353) 16 31 25 36

    23 Kildare Street
    Dublin 2

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder

Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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