Ireland : economy statistics and industry reports

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


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


$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.)


4,722,028 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

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


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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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 November 2014 Updater

Country Forecast Ireland November 2014 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • November 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Despite the government's comfortable majority in parliament, the coalition, which comprises the dominant centre-right Fine Gael and the smaller centre-left Labour Party, will struggle to hold togethe ...

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PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

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  • Country report
  • October 2014
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Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Ireland

By Country Industry Forecasts > Ireland

  • $ 250
  • Country report
  • March 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Ireland: Key Features: Broad Country and Industry Coverage. The service covers 68 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, where 85% of world business is conducted. Up ...

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