US trade (export - import) with Ireland in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Ireland in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Ireland

In 2013, US trade with Ireland was $38.3 billion, down 6.44% ($2.6 billion) from 2012.

US exports to Ireland in 2013 were $6.6 billion, down 10.28% ($0.8 billion) from 2012.

US imports from Ireland in 2013 were $31.6 billion, down 5.59% ($1.9 billion) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Ireland in 2013 was $25.0 billion, a 4.27% decrease ($1.1 billion) over 2012.

Ireland was the US 24th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 22nd in 2012), accounting for 0.98% of US total trade (down from 1.05% in 2012).

Ireland was the US 39th largest export market in 2013 (down from 36th in 2012), accounting for 0.42% of US total exports (down from 0.48% in 2012).

Ireland was the US 14th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 1.36% of US total imports (down from 1.43% in 2012).

US Exports to Ireland

The major share of US exports to Ireland in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 44.49% of US total exports to Ireland (40.93% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.81% of US total exports to Ireland (45.60% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.86% of US total exports to Ireland (3.71% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.69% of US total exports to Ireland (2.60% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.86% of US total exports to Ireland (1.68% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.59% of US total exports to Ireland (1.30% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Ireland in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $177.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $168.4 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $99.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $45.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $38.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $20.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Ireland in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $922.4 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $276.4 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $84.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $56.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $24.4 million.
US exports to Ireland in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 44,327.2 0.67 36,567.621.22
02 Meat and edible meat offal 95.2 0.00 117.6-19.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 148.3 0.00 110.534.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 501.4 0.01 128.5290.34
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 473.9 0.01 713.8-33.61
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,040.5 0.02 300.4246.39
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,447.7 0.05 3,427.90.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,170.1 0.11 5,542.329.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 191.5 0.00 132.744.32
10 Cereals 15,433.3 0.23 697.52,112.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 52.5 0.00 271.3-80.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,569.0 0.05 2,839.325.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9,429.9 0.14 7,664.423.03
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11.2 0.00 3.1261.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 19,187.7 0.29 22,483.8-14.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 312.5 0.00 522.6-40.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,397.1 0.02 1,645.0-15.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 705.6 0.01 1,035.0-31.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 366.8 0.01 442.8-17.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 788.4 0.01 2,061.7-61.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,650.7 0.16 15,555.7-31.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,990.8 0.17 13,150.1-16.42
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 258,045.1 3.89 158,776.062.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 114.9 0.00 100.214.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,482.1 0.02 1,271.016.61
26 Ores, slag and ash 927.1 0.01 1,383.5-32.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 36,949.8 0.56 93,467.1-60.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 52,158.9 0.79 43,664.619.45
29 Organic chemicals 803,658.3 12.12 1,080,082.4-25.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,362,998.0 20.55 1,185,386.214.98
31 Fertilizers 1,771.3 0.03 1,924.4-7.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 43,621.0 0.66 28,793.651.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 98,143.7 1.48 84,879.815.63
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 13,305.0 0.20 13,059.51.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 27,780.4 0.42 22,555.123.17
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 86.3 0.00 523.3-83.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 28,978.8 0.44 25,127.315.33
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 90,302.0 1.36 85,036.26.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 407,177.5 6.14 431,604.0-5.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20,909.5 0.32 22,838.6-8.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 975.3 0.01 2,086.6-53.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,694.8 0.03 2,103.3-19.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19,829.8 0.30 18,473.87.34
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5.7 0.00 5.7-0.16
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,001.9 0.09 9,479.5-36.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,950.1 0.29 17,585.27.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,995.3 0.17 12,880.0-14.63
50 Silk 248.3 0.00 9.72,455.20
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 75.3 0.00 26.5184.18
52 Cotton 123.8 0.00 186.5-33.62
54 Man-made filaments 3,616.9 0.05 7,365.5-50.89
55 Man-made staple fibers 272.6 0.00 2,052.8-86.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11,723.9 0.18 10,226.014.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 826.0 0.01 371.7122.20
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 329.4 0.00 262.025.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,197.5 0.05 3,844.8-16.84
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,385.1 0.02 1,451.5-4.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,706.8 0.04 2,697.00.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,139.1 0.05 3,304.9-5.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,256.2 0.03 2,323.7-2.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 710.4 0.01 1,132.8-37.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 850.4 0.01 252.7236.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 58.5 0.00 25.1132.90
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 421.0 0.01 216.394.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,064.9 0.11 7,869.8-10.23
69 Ceramic products 2,213.9 0.03 1,269.874.35
70 Glass and glassware 15,376.7 0.23 17,507.6-12.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 123,681.3 1.86 123,924.5-0.20
72 Iron and steel 13,977.9 0.21 16,282.4-14.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 66,043.3 1.00 45,564.944.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,117.2 0.06 3,314.524.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14,176.6 0.21 13,360.86.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 58,804.4 0.89 20,396.0188.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 222.7 0.00 62.7255.40
79 Zinc and articles thereof 384.5 0.01 295.130.32
80 Tin and articles thereof 426.1 0.01 15.02,740.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 34,499.7 0.52 28,645.420.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 41,997.1 0.63 51,669.6-18.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,889.1 0.15 12,488.4-20.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,030,461.9 15.54 862,080.319.53
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 415,116.7 6.26 499,812.2-16.95
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 378.2 0.01 82.0361.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,858.6 0.16 15,047.1-27.84
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 324,468.4 4.89 1,246,899.9-73.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 662.3 0.01 486.136.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 791,917.8 11.94 746,239.96.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 218.6 0.00 463.7-52.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,308.6 0.02 1,350.4-3.09
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,823.6 0.03 615.7196.16
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 12,901.1 0.19 12,163.86.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,727.9 0.09 5,183.410.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,448.6 0.16 12,072.0-13.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,441.0 0.05 2,136.161.09
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 160,264.4 2.42 150,337.76.60

US Imports from Ireland

The major share of US imports from Ireland in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 71.10% of US total imports from Ireland (74.96% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.13% of US total imports from Ireland (18.43% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.06% of US total imports from Ireland (2.64% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Ireland in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $678.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $478.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $285.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ireland in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3,584.6 million.
US imports from Ireland in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 37,361.3 0.12 37,440.4-0.21
02 Meat and edible meat offal 17,710.3 0.06 19,521.1-9.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,461.4 0.02 5,550.7-1.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 59,758.2 0.19 56,985.24.87
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27.4 0.00 246.1-88.88
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 838.9 0.00 790.56.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,405.0 0.01 2,394.10.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,778.6 0.01 4,380.1-13.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 990.2 0.00 787.125.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 130.3 0.00 167.5-22.21
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 52.1 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 594.3 0.00 113.8422.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,764.7 0.01 1,403.625.73
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 30,338.5 0.10 30,628.0-0.95
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,712.2 0.01 1,180.7299.11
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,255.7 0.00 2,809.0-55.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,371.3 0.03 10,584.8-2.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 658,839.6 2.08 610,707.67.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 128,285.7 0.41 98,699.129.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,567.0 0.00 1,625.9-3.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,649.3 0.02 3,398.395.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 63,563.9 0.20 423.314,916.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,117.6 0.01 2,778.212.22
29 Organic chemicals 12,334,632.8 39.00 11,655,926.05.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,437,035.6 23.51 11,021,590.3-32.52
31 Fertilizers 1,458.0 0.00 1,462.9-0.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,738.1 0.03 8,562.713.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,285,675.6 7.23 1,999,839.814.29
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 6,106.8 0.02 6,019.01.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 86,834.9 0.27 95,439.8-9.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 443.9 0.00 792.2-43.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 97.5 0.00 8.41,064.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 114,672.6 0.36 140,554.4-18.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 200,646.8 0.63 172,719.716.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,002.0 0.02 4,752.95.24
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.8 0.00 3.1-75.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,542.4 0.01 5,997.9-24.27
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 242.9 0.00 8.82,667.89
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,136.6 0.03 3,204.8153.89
45 Cork and articles of cork 18.5 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 20.5 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,032.3 0.01 6,035.9-49.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29,093.9 0.09 21,843.933.19
50 Silk 22.6 0.00 36.1-37.33
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,773.7 0.01 4,243.3-11.07
52 Cotton 19.2 0.00 16.516.30
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 358.2 0.00 579.4-38.18
54 Man-made filaments 98.9 0.00 326.6-69.70
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,256.7 0.03 13,610.2-39.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,853.8 0.02 4,464.131.13
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 11,364.6 0.04 15,611.9-27.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 312.3 0.00 255.222.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 344.3 0.00 207.965.64
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2.6 0.00 194.9-98.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,844.8 0.02 6,144.627.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,381.5 0.00 2,463.6-43.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,779.2 0.01 1,202.647.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 249.3 0.00 253.3-1.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 661.2 0.00 860.7-23.18
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 137.8 0.00 157.0-12.24
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.2 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,733.5 0.01 2,937.7-40.99
69 Ceramic products 902.7 0.00 644.939.97
70 Glass and glassware 9,242.6 0.03 7,994.915.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 111,408.9 0.35 69,143.361.13
72 Iron and steel 1,660.6 0.01 1,267.830.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,404.4 0.04 10,695.315.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 257.2 0.00 201.727.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 654.0 0.00 2,616.1-75.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,142.1 0.01 2,562.661.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 216.3 0.00 69.6210.79
80 Tin and articles thereof 111.6 0.00 140.8-20.76
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,096.7 0.01 3,387.5-8.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 43,596.1 0.14 30,851.441.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,781.7 0.01 2,690.43.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 719,467.5 2.27 681,754.05.53
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 164,552.1 0.52 172,678.3-4.71
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 5.1 0.00 340.2-98.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,568.9 0.01 4,268.47.04
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,874.6 0.02 3,224.182.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,027.7 0.01 2,660.913.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,786,573.5 18.30 5,308,289.49.01
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 53.9 0.00 38.241.22
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 201.0 0.00 147.636.14
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 16.3 0.00 8.1100.41
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 29,892.8 0.09 18,793.559.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,066.6 0.01 2,495.122.91
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,904.1 0.02 2,986.397.70
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 57,808.2 0.18 17,583.2228.77
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,044,088.8 3.30 1,061,969.3-1.68
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce