US trade (export - import) with Ireland in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 16, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Ireland in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Ireland

In 2015, US trade with Ireland totaled $48.5 billion, up 15.64% ($6.6 billion) from 2014.

US exports to Ireland in 2015 totaled $8.9 billion, up 14.59% ($1.1 billion) from 2014.

US imports from Ireland in 2015 totaled $39.5 billion, up 15.88% ($5.4 billion) from 2014.

US trade deficit with Ireland in 2015 was $30.6 billion, a 16.26% increase ($4.3 billion) over 2014.

Ireland was the US 16th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 21st in 2014), accounting for 1.27% of US total trade (up from 1.04% in 2014).

Ireland was the US 29th largest export market in 2015 (up from 37th in 2014), accounting for 0.59% of US total exports (up from 0.48% in 2014).

Ireland was the US 13th largest supplier in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 1.71% of US total imports (up from 1.41% in 2014).

US Exports to Ireland

The major share of US exports to Ireland in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.69% of US total exports to Ireland (48.33% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 42.82% of US total exports to Ireland (37.48% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.21% of US total exports to Ireland (5.17% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.95% of US total exports to Ireland (2.49% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.63% of US total exports to Ireland (1.56% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Ireland in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $539.2 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $354.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $213.7 million;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $69.8 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $34.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $28.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Ireland in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $84.2 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $78.9 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $35.9 million.
US exports to Ireland in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 44,348.8 0.50 80,295.7-44.77
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,755.0 0.02 7.922,121.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 279.6 0.00 121.3130.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 337.7 0.00 434.3-22.25
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 762.7 0.01 908.2-16.02
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4.8 0.00 58.5-91.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,825.1 0.08 5,120.033.30
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,420.0 0.09 8,835.7-4.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 292.7 0.00 77.7276.71
10 Cereals 9,715.3 0.11 24,740.2-60.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 84.9 0.00 66.328.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,839.9 0.02 3,166.2-41.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,640.4 0.13 9,962.716.84
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 16.7 0.00 4.9241.61
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20,700.3 0.23 20,126.02.85
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 30.6 0.00 5.6443.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,743.1 0.03 1,601.571.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,315.3 0.01 1,135.815.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 473.7 0.01 384.023.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,488.4 0.05 2,193.9104.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,016.8 0.11 6,950.744.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,897.5 0.16 11,805.617.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 146,874.5 1.64 225,768.7-34.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 70.4 0.00 39.876.81
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,490.7 0.02 1,967.3-24.23
26 Ores, slag and ash 815.8 0.01 822.2-0.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,354.4 0.12 25,679.6-59.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 90,323.9 1.01 55,529.462.66
29 Organic chemicals 622,562.6 6.96 408,881.852.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,292,148.4 25.63 1,752,980.530.76
31 Fertilizers 1,552.9 0.02 1,459.96.37
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 26,781.9 0.30 35,455.4-24.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 122,581.4 1.37 100,756.221.66
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 22,661.2 0.25 15,584.545.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21,046.5 0.24 24,624.4-14.53
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 205.7 0.00 44.8359.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 110,039.1 1.23 40,253.0173.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 115,619.9 1.29 87,385.132.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 380,072.9 4.25 383,847.8-0.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,870.2 0.28 19,160.129.80
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 278.8 0.00 315.2-11.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,199.0 0.02 1,889.216.40
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 17.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34,578.2 0.39 26,469.430.63
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.7 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7.1 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,537.0 0.10 7,836.68.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 26,335.9 0.29 25,785.12.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,461.4 0.09 10,472.7-19.21
50 Silk 131.5 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 21.6 0.00 11.391.34
52 Cotton 98.1 0.00 86.113.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 7,472.0 0.08 4,337.772.26
55 Man-made staple fibers 572.8 0.01 462.523.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13,871.2 0.16 14,218.0-2.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,176.2 0.02 1,972.210.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 553.5 0.01 417.332.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,053.0 0.06 4,470.313.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,140.8 0.04 2,539.723.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,545.2 0.04 3,926.2-9.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,365.3 0.08 7,206.52.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,335.5 0.05 3,891.411.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 362.8 0.00 381.3-4.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 785.8 0.01 1,140.9-31.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 29.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,809.0 0.02 1,339.735.03
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,612.8 0.03 4,318.5-39.50
69 Ceramic products 7,483.2 0.08 5,870.427.47
70 Glass and glassware 19,131.5 0.21 14,773.029.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 146,247.5 1.63 122,039.119.84
72 Iron and steel 16,875.9 0.19 17,840.5-5.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,751.5 0.41 53,681.0-31.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,946.0 0.07 7,203.8-17.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 11,135.2 0.12 13,687.6-18.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39,165.2 0.44 29,010.135.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 267.8 0.00 436.6-38.66
79 Zinc and articles thereof 185.7 0.00 208.1-10.76
80 Tin and articles thereof 108.6 0.00 277.1-60.80
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 32,035.6 0.36 40,019.9-19.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16,237.1 0.18 18,204.5-10.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15,296.3 0.17 14,144.28.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,289,057.2 14.41 1,373,226.6-6.13
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 691,314.9 7.73 679,291.51.77
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 808.9 0.01 543.348.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,409.2 0.18 11,182.246.74
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,175,133.0 13.14 820,506.543.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 556.8 0.01 596.7-6.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 913,920.7 10.22 887,361.42.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 205.0 0.00 552.1-62.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,233.7 0.01 1,071.415.15
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 778.7 0.01 3,163.5-75.38
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 25,045.3 0.28 18,453.135.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,877.2 0.07 7,024.3-16.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,579.3 0.08 5,875.029.01
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 18,656.5 0.21 9,281.9101.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 187,126.3 2.09 168,627.510.97

US Imports from Ireland

The major share of US imports from Ireland in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 73.31% of US total imports from Ireland (71.89% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.51% of US total imports from Ireland (19.63% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.92% of US total imports from Ireland (2.86% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Ireland in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4,827.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $711.1 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 $181.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $135.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ireland in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $483.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $138.4 million.
US imports from Ireland in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 66,923.3 0.17 44,018.052.04
02 Meat and edible meat offal 38,956.5 0.10 25,792.451.04
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,663.4 0.01 5,805.8-36.90
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 101,438.1 0.26 77,999.230.05
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,893.2 0.01 1,311.4120.63
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 887.8 0.00 919.7-3.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,468.2 0.01 2,684.9-8.07
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 814.4-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,616.4 0.01 5,666.8-0.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,073.9 0.00 1,062.31.10
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 470.5 0.00 365.628.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 645.7 0.00 801.6-19.44
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,713.7 0.01 1,992.386.40
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 34,950.8 0.09 38,562.9-9.37
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,785.9 0.01 1,924.596.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,091.0 0.00 2,560.3-57.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,587.0 0.04 10,476.148.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 778,682.0 1.97 642,757.821.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 90,126.1 0.23 108,349.3-16.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,057.1 0.01 2,201.4-6.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,351.0 0.01 5,338.6-18.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 176,176.6 0.45 314,571.0-43.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,441.9 0.01 2,746.825.31
29 Organic chemicals 10,833,156.4 27.42 11,316,636.5-4.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,188,396.2 38.44 10,360,871.346.59
31 Fertilizers 2,779.6 0.01 1,523.782.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,478.9 0.03 10,031.614.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,431,610.3 6.15 2,398,891.81.36
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 1,700.7 0.00 6,180.2-72.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 162,627.0 0.41 117,332.838.60
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 654.6 0.00 620.65.48
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,763.1 0.00 4,053.0-56.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 108,090.0 0.27 104,346.73.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 215,252.7 0.54 184,636.616.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,908.4 0.01 4,957.1-0.98
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 232.6 0.00 7.03,200.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,929.6 0.01 5,801.3-32.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,229.3 0.00 476.2158.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,958.9 0.01 3,012.0-1.76
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,194.1 0.01 3,741.012.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 33,605.1 0.09 18,837.678.39
50 Silk 11.4 0.00 81.3-85.92
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5,918.6 0.01 4,704.825.80
52 Cotton 16.8 0.00 86.1-80.46
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 62.4 0.00 175.2-64.36
54 Man-made filaments 417.5 0.00 391.06.77
55 Man-made staple fibers 7,547.1 0.02 6,322.019.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,926.2 0.01 4,823.9-18.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12,692.5 0.03 10,513.220.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 97.4 0.00 136.1-28.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 889.1 0.00 782.713.60
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 113.6 0.00 181.8-37.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,729.6 0.02 8,513.4-9.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,209.2 0.00 1,604.4-24.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,612.0 0.00 1,453.110.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 483.5 0.00 164.3194.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 757.0 0.00 835.2-9.37
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 113.2 0.00 109.63.23
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.4 0.00 2.8-51.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 737.8 0.00 1,186.3-37.80
69 Ceramic products 446.2 0.00 636.2-29.86
70 Glass and glassware 9,329.9 0.02 6,603.841.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 64,834.7 0.16 118,573.4-45.32
72 Iron and steel 3,535.3 0.01 3,250.58.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,076.6 0.03 11,486.55.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 360.9 0.00 375.4-3.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 320.4 0.00 267.019.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,821.0 0.01 4,474.07.76
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,137.3 0.00 688.265.24
80 Tin and articles thereof 9.5 0.00 15.8-39.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,004.6 0.01 3,206.9-6.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34,431.5 0.09 51,211.1-32.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,412.6 0.01 3,173.8-23.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 720,594.6 1.82 682,297.45.61
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 381,482.2 0.97 200,425.590.34
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 1,795.9 0.00 46.53,762.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,031.8 0.01 6,813.2-26.15
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 29,094.5 0.07 15,186.491.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,461.6 0.01 1,246.597.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,777,059.3 14.62 5,786,185.2-0.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 349.0 0.00 75.1365.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 339.5 0.00 265.028.12
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 39,208.9 0.10 29,753.631.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,404.3 0.02 10,998.0-32.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,589.9 0.01 4,609.6-22.12
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 39,646.7 0.10 8,336.0375.61
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 1,975,313.5 5.00 1,264,198.456.25
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce