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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 August 2017 Updater

  • $ 559
  • Country report
  • August 2017
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The minority coalition government formed in May 2016 is fragile and unlikely to have the capacity to address the mounting economic and political challenges facing the country. Leo Varadkar, the forme ...

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Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Ireland

  • $ 220
  • Country report
  • June 2017
  • by Oxford Economics

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 to 85 manufacturing ...

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ISA

Ireland - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • August 2017
  • 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 ...

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