US trade (export - import) with Ireland in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Ireland in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Ireland

In 2014, US trade with Ireland totaled $41.9 billion, up 9.53% ($3.6 billion) from 2013.

US exports to Ireland in 2014 totaled $7.8 billion, up 17.70% ($1.2 billion) from 2013.

US imports from Ireland in 2014 totaled $34.1 billion, up 7.81% ($2.5 billion) from 2013.

US trade deficit with Ireland in 2014 was $26.3 billion, a 5.19% increase ($1.3 billion) over 2013.

Ireland was the US 21st largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 24th in 2013), accounting for 1.04% of US total trade (up from 0.98% in 2013).

Ireland was the US 37th largest export market in 2014 (up from 39th in 2013), accounting for 0.48% of US total exports (up from 0.42% in 2013).

Ireland was the US 13th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 14th in 2013), accounting for 1.41% of US total imports (up from 1.36% in 2013).

US Exports to Ireland

The major share of US exports to Ireland in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.33% of US total exports to Ireland (38.81% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.48% of US total exports to Ireland (44.49% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.17% of US total exports to Ireland (5.86% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.49% of US total exports to Ireland (3.69% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.56% of US total exports to Ireland (1.86% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Ireland in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $496.0 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $390.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $342.8 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) - an increase of $264.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $95.4 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $36.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Ireland in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $394.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $32.3 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $29.8 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $23.8 million.
US exports to Ireland in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 80,295.7 1.03 44,327.281.14
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7.9 0.00 95.2-91.70
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 121.3 0.00 148.3-18.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 434.3 0.01 501.4-13.39
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 908.2 0.01 473.991.63
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 58.5 0.00 1,040.5-94.38
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,120.0 0.07 3,447.748.50
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,835.7 0.11 7,170.123.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 77.7 0.00 191.5-59.43
10 Cereals 24,740.2 0.32 15,433.360.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 66.3 0.00 52.526.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,166.2 0.04 3,569.0-11.29
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9,962.7 0.13 9,429.95.65
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.9 0.00 11.2-56.46
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20,126.0 0.26 19,187.74.89
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5.6 0.00 312.5-98.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,601.5 0.02 1,397.114.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,135.8 0.01 705.660.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 384.0 0.00 366.84.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,193.9 0.03 788.4178.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,950.7 0.09 10,650.7-34.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,805.6 0.15 10,990.87.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 225,768.7 2.89 258,045.1-12.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 39.8 0.00 114.9-65.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,967.3 0.03 1,482.132.74
26 Ores, slag and ash 822.2 0.01 927.1-11.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25,679.6 0.33 36,949.8-30.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 55,529.4 0.71 52,158.96.46
29 Organic chemicals 408,881.8 5.24 803,658.3-49.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,752,980.5 22.46 1,362,998.028.61
31 Fertilizers 1,459.9 0.02 1,771.3-17.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 35,455.4 0.45 43,621.0-18.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 100,756.2 1.29 98,143.72.66
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 15,584.5 0.20 13,305.017.13
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 24,624.4 0.32 27,780.4-11.36
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 44.8 0.00 86.3-48.14
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 40,253.0 0.52 28,978.838.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 87,385.1 1.12 90,302.0-3.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 383,847.8 4.92 407,177.5-5.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,160.1 0.25 20,909.5-8.37
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 315.2 0.00 975.3-67.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,889.2 0.02 1,694.811.47
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 17.9 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26,469.4 0.34 19,829.833.48
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,836.6 0.10 6,001.930.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25,785.1 0.33 18,950.136.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,472.7 0.13 10,995.3-4.75
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 248.3-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 11.3 0.00 75.3-85.04
52 Cotton 86.1 0.00 123.8-30.42
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3.0 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 4,337.7 0.06 3,616.919.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 462.5 0.01 272.669.63
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 14,218.0 0.18 11,723.921.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,972.2 0.03 826.0138.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 417.3 0.01 329.426.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,470.3 0.06 3,197.539.81
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,539.7 0.03 1,385.183.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,926.2 0.05 2,706.845.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,206.5 0.09 3,139.1129.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,891.4 0.05 2,256.272.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 381.3 0.00 710.4-46.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,140.9 0.01 850.434.16
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 29.3 0.00 58.5-49.94
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,339.7 0.02 421.0218.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,318.5 0.06 7,064.9-38.87
69 Ceramic products 5,870.4 0.08 2,213.9165.16
70 Glass and glassware 14,773.0 0.19 15,376.7-3.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 122,039.1 1.56 123,681.3-1.33
72 Iron and steel 17,840.5 0.23 13,977.927.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 53,681.0 0.69 66,043.3-18.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,203.8 0.09 4,117.274.97
75 Nickel and articles thereof 13,687.6 0.18 14,176.6-3.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29,010.1 0.37 58,804.4-50.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 436.6 0.01 222.796.07
79 Zinc and articles thereof 208.1 0.00 384.5-45.87
80 Tin and articles thereof 277.1 0.00 426.1-34.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 40,019.9 0.51 34,499.716.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,204.5 0.23 41,997.1-56.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,144.2 0.18 9,889.143.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,373,226.6 17.59 1,030,461.933.26
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 679,291.5 8.70 415,116.763.64
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 543.3 0.01 378.243.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,182.2 0.14 10,858.62.98
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 820,506.5 10.51 324,468.4152.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 596.7 0.01 662.3-9.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 887,361.4 11.37 791,917.812.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 552.1 0.01 218.6152.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,071.4 0.01 1,308.6-18.13
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3,163.5 0.04 1,823.673.47
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 18,453.1 0.24 12,901.143.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,024.3 0.09 5,727.922.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,875.0 0.08 10,448.6-43.77
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,281.9 0.12 3,441.0169.74
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 168,627.5 2.16 160,264.45.22

US Imports from Ireland

The major share of US imports from Ireland in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 71.89% of US total imports from Ireland (71.10% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.63% of US total imports from Ireland (21.13% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.86% of US total imports from Ireland (3.06% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Ireland in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,923.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $251.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $220.1 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $113.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ireland in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,018.0 million.
US imports from Ireland in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 44,018.0 0.13 37,361.317.82
02 Meat and edible meat offal 25,792.4 0.08 17,710.345.63
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,805.8 0.02 5,461.46.31
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 77,999.2 0.23 59,758.230.52
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,311.4 0.00 27.44,690.55
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 919.7 0.00 838.99.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,684.9 0.01 2,405.011.64
10 Cereals 814.4 0.00 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,666.8 0.02 3,778.649.97
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,062.3 0.00 990.27.28
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 365.6 0.00 130.3180.61
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 52.1-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 801.6 0.00 594.334.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,992.3 0.01 1,764.712.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 38,562.9 0.11 30,338.527.11
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,924.5 0.01 4,712.2-59.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,560.3 0.01 1,255.7103.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,476.1 0.03 10,371.31.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 642,757.8 1.89 658,839.6-2.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 108,349.3 0.32 128,285.7-15.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,201.4 0.01 1,567.040.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,338.6 0.02 6,649.3-19.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 314,571.0 0.92 63,563.9394.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,746.8 0.01 3,117.6-11.90
29 Organic chemicals 11,316,636.5 33.19 12,334,632.8-8.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,360,871.3 30.39 7,437,035.639.31
31 Fertilizers 1,523.7 0.00 1,458.04.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10,031.6 0.03 9,738.13.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,398,891.8 7.04 2,285,675.64.95
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 6,180.2 0.02 6,106.81.20
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 117,332.8 0.34 86,834.935.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 620.6 0.00 443.939.80
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,053.0 0.01 97.54,056.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 104,346.7 0.31 114,672.6-9.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 184,636.6 0.54 200,646.8-7.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,957.1 0.01 5,002.0-0.90
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 7.0 0.00 0.8812.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,801.3 0.02 4,542.427.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 476.2 0.00 242.996.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,012.0 0.01 8,136.6-62.98
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 18.5-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 12.9 0.00 20.5-36.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,741.0 0.01 3,032.323.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18,837.6 0.06 29,093.9-35.25
50 Silk 81.3 0.00 22.6259.32
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4,704.8 0.01 3,773.724.67
52 Cotton 86.1 0.00 19.2349.55
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 175.2 0.00 358.2-51.10
54 Man-made filaments 391.0 0.00 98.9295.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 6,322.0 0.02 8,256.7-23.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,823.9 0.01 5,853.8-17.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 10,513.2 0.03 11,364.6-7.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 136.1 0.00 312.3-56.43
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 782.7 0.00 344.3127.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 181.8 0.00 2.66,852.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,513.4 0.02 7,844.88.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,604.4 0.00 1,381.516.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,453.1 0.00 1,779.2-18.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 164.3 0.00 249.3-34.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 835.2 0.00 661.226.32
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 109.6 0.00 137.8-20.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.8 0.00 1.2134.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,186.3 0.00 1,733.5-31.56
69 Ceramic products 636.2 0.00 902.7-29.53
70 Glass and glassware 6,603.8 0.02 9,242.6-28.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 118,573.4 0.35 111,408.96.43
72 Iron and steel 3,250.5 0.01 1,660.695.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,486.5 0.03 12,404.4-7.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 375.4 0.00 257.245.96
75 Nickel and articles thereof 267.0 0.00 654.0-59.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,474.0 0.01 4,142.18.01
79 Zinc and articles thereof 688.2 0.00 216.3218.21
80 Tin and articles thereof 15.8 0.00 111.6-85.86
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,206.9 0.01 3,096.73.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 51,211.1 0.15 43,596.117.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,173.8 0.01 2,781.714.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 682,297.4 2.00 719,467.5-5.17
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 200,425.5 0.59 164,552.121.80
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 46.5 0.00 5.1803.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,813.2 0.02 4,568.949.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 15,186.4 0.04 5,874.6158.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,246.5 0.00 3,027.7-58.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,786,185.2 16.97 5,786,573.5-0.01
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 75.1 0.00 53.939.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 265.0 0.00 201.031.84
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 16.3-100.00
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 29,753.6 0.09 29,892.8-0.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,998.0 0.03 3,066.6258.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,609.6 0.01 5,904.1-21.93
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8,336.0 0.02 57,808.2-85.58
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,264,198.4 3.71 1,044,088.821.08
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce