Ireland

Ireland : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$68 billion (2011 est.)
$61.63 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$118.7 billion (2011 est.)
$110.1 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

2.6% (2011 est.)
-0.9% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

14.4% (2011 est.)
13.6% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$40,100 (2011 est.)
$40,900 (2010 est.)
$41,100 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

-1.6% (2010 est.)
-7.6% (2009 est.)
-3.5% (2008 est.)

Internet users

3.042 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

4.702 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.112% (2012 est.)

Population

4,722,028 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.

C.

Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014.

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Ireland

Economic overview

Ireland is a small, modern, trade-dependent economy.

Ireland was among the initial group of 12 EU nations that began circulating the euro on 1 January 2002.

GDP growth averaged 6% in 1995-2007, but economic activity has dropped sharply since the onset of the world financial crisis, with GDP falling by over 3% in 2008, nearly 8% in 2009, and 1% in 2010.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Ireland April 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Ireland April 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The coalition government comprising the dominant centre-right Fine Gael and the smaller centre-left Labour Party has a comfortable parliamentary majority, but it is fragile and prone to political crises, ...

  • Countries : Ireland

ISA

Ireland - ISA Country Report

Ireland - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Ireland, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : Ireland

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Ireland

Country Economic Forecasts > Ireland

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

The Irish economy grew by 4.8% last year. Data revisions and a solid end to the year revealed that the recovery was more broad-based than it previously appeared, with consumption and investment both surprising ...

  • Countries : Ireland

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