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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 July 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Ireland July 2015 Updater

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

The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the next general election to be held when the current four-year parliamentary term expires in early 2016, or shortly before that. Beyond the election, the political ...

  • Countries : Ireland

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Ireland

D&B Country Insight Report: Ireland

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • July 2015
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : World, Ireland

ISA

Ireland - ISA Country Report

Ireland - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • July 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
  • May 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

Ireland enjoyed the fastest growth among EU economies last year, and the momentum behind domestic demand appears to have been sustained in the first few months of 2015. Both retail sales volumes and new ...

  • Countries : Ireland

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