US trade with Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 28, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Ireland

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Ireland totaled $15.3 billion, up 8.07% ($1.1 billion) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $2.9 billion, up 24.38% ($0.6 billion) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $12.4 billion, up 4.82% ($0.6 billion) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $9.5 billion, a 0.05% decrease ($0.0 billion) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Ireland was the US 13th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 14th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.5533% of US total trade (up from 1.5319% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Ireland was the US 25th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 29th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.7618% of US total exports (up from 0.6481% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Ireland was the US 11th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.0592% of US total imports (down from 2.1036% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Ireland

The major share of US exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 51.50% of US total exports to Ireland (36.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.70% of US total exports to Ireland (52.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.22% of US total exports to Ireland (2.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.61% of US total exports to Ireland (1.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.50% of US total exports to Ireland (1.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $668.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $22.3 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 $10.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $65.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $47.0 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $41.7 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $10.3 million.
US exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,269.3 0.04 2,074.1-38.80
02 Meat and edible meat offal 42.0 0.00 984.2-95.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 50.2 0.00 15.8217.18
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 576.3 0.02 212.6171.10
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 212.3 0.01 123.971.41
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 9.8-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,683.3 0.09 2,646.01.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 869.9 0.03 1,339.0-35.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 18.7 0.00 7.3155.13
10 Cereals 14,710.2 0.50 14,490.11.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 81.4 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,567.5 0.05 557.6181.13
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,306.8 0.08 3,341.0-30.95
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 35.0 0.00 29.418.96
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,932.0 0.20 4,822.723.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 161.7 0.01 439.3-63.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 558.6 0.02 454.422.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 30.5 0.00 120.1-74.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 406.0 0.01 927.7-56.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,541.8 0.09 2,402.45.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,169.9 0.11 3,895.8-18.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 27,847.4 0.95 27,765.70.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8.6 0.00 5.750.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,051.5 0.04 633.865.91
26 Ores, slag and ash 60.9 0.00 68.8-11.56
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,793.4 0.16 1,347.2255.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33,761.0 1.15 30,348.111.25
29 Organic chemicals 103,621.5 3.54 145,323.5-28.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,145,046.9 39.07 476,860.3140.12
31 Fertilizers 356.9 0.01 229.455.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,789.4 0.20 4,335.233.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 40,198.2 1.37 36,452.510.28
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 9,387.4 0.32 8,582.29.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,358.1 0.15 4,824.5-9.67
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.0 0.00 3.6-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 44,937.1 1.53 41,919.87.20
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 28,416.9 0.97 29,087.9-2.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 86,885.0 2.96 84,048.13.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,516.0 0.22 6,455.90.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 174.3 0.01 28.2518.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 230.5 0.01 299.7-23.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,953.1 0.37 10,372.75.60
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.0 0.00 29.1-89.61
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,529.1 0.05 655.7133.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,084.5 0.21 5,258.815.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,169.5 0.07 2,166.70.13
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 27.2 0.00 39.5-31.17
52 Cotton 47.6 0.00 31.849.73
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 17.0 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 2,804.0 0.10 2,013.139.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 90.1 0.00 43.4107.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,600.6 0.12 3,787.8-4.94
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 156.6 0.01 362.3-56.78
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 93.3 0.00 89.24.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,082.3 0.04 1,240.3-12.74
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 656.1 0.02 980.7-33.10
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,503.0 0.05 2,668.7-43.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,495.2 0.09 2,714.8-8.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,773.3 0.06 600.8195.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 423.0 0.01 204.1107.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 54.5 0.00 219.1-75.14
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10.5 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 186.3 0.01 92.7101.02
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 815.9 0.03 691.817.93
69 Ceramic products 684.7 0.02 1,470.8-53.45
70 Glass and glassware 6,594.3 0.23 6,136.27.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,605.5 0.50 24,889.6-41.32
72 Iron and steel 5,665.0 0.19 5,967.5-5.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,967.7 0.44 9,670.434.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,490.9 0.05 1,496.1-0.35
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,216.3 0.11 5,227.1-38.47
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,759.0 0.23 7,812.6-13.49
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 22.7 0.00 52.6-56.91
80 Tin and articles thereof 21.7 0.00 6.7226.14
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,423.0 0.25 7,176.63.43
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,891.5 0.17 4,479.09.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,817.9 0.16 4,843.8-0.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 256,908.6 8.77 234,627.29.50
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 177,211.7 6.05 167,243.55.96
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 363.4 0.01 248.046.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,835.0 0.13 6,929.5-44.66
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 495,380.2 16.90 560,964.8-11.69
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 84.8 0.00 85.9-1.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 229,799.1 7.84 276,830.9-16.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 68.8 0.00 61.212.49
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 242.2 0.01 234.13.44
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 179.4 0.01 323.6-44.54
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 7,685.1 0.26 6,011.227.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,782.1 0.06 1,725.53.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,655.4 0.09 2,740.0-3.09
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,532.6 0.12 4,511.5-21.70

US Imports from Ireland

The major share of US imports from Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 72.03% of US total imports from Ireland (72.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.88% of US total imports from Ireland (20.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.14% of US total imports from Ireland (1.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,945.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $223.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,591.2 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 $300.9 million.
US imports from Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 4,591.2 0.04 8,202.9-44.03
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,531.3 0.06 12,899.8-41.62
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,585.5 0.01 1,406.312.74
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 37,392.0 0.30 22,081.169.34
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 251.1 0.00 146.671.31
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 99.0 0.00 21.2366.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 525.2 0.00 605.8-13.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 866.6 0.01 1,122.2-22.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 257.4 0.00 71.7258.77
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 145.0 0.00 158.8-8.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 50.0 0.00 112.8-55.64
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 298.4 0.00 117.0155.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 537.6 0.00 1,445.9-62.82
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,870.9 0.06 6,863.90.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,569.8 0.05 1,411.4365.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 510.3 0.00 222.0129.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,145.7 0.04 4,118.324.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 186,680.8 1.51 152,028.922.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,962.4 0.04 7,190.0-30.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 260.3 0.00 446.5-41.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,469.9 0.04 1,294.8322.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 74.8 0.00 19,096.0-99.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 767.5 0.01 403.490.27
29 Organic chemicals 2,177,686.1 17.57 3,768,878.6-42.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,003,541.8 48.45 4,058,052.647.94
31 Fertilizers 800.5 0.01 1,003.8-20.25
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,917.4 0.05 6,027.4-1.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 620,144.6 5.00 646,091.5-4.02
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 336.3 0.00 194.273.20
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 22,419.4 0.18 33,321.2-32.72
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 187.5 0.00 51.3265.20
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 210.4 0.00 16.51,175.31
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 35,123.8 0.28 25,432.838.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 57,667.0 0.47 54,266.96.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,218.7 0.01 1,267.0-3.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 306.4 0.00 146.0109.83
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,942.9 0.02 1,013.1190.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5.1 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 990.0 0.01 906.29.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,664.5 0.04 3,893.419.80
50 Silk 5.3 0.00 16.8-68.22
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 901.6 0.01 898.30.37
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 10.6 0.00 15.0-29.24
54 Man-made filaments 14.2 0.00 25.0-43.35
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,540.8 0.03 460.2669.36
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,112.2 0.01 1,070.73.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,198.4 0.03 2,790.450.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 27.4 0.00 7.2281.94
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 353.0 0.00 178.098.29
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 78.6-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 863.0 0.01 691.024.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 75.5 0.00 149.2-49.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 459.3 0.00 311.047.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 34.7 0.00 78.2-55.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 167.9 0.00 134.325.05
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 26.1 0.00 23.411.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 743.6 0.01 127.7482.31
69 Ceramic products 145.4 0.00 149.8-2.95
70 Glass and glassware 2,627.5 0.02 2,315.313.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,026.8 0.17 10,419.1101.81
72 Iron and steel 967.8 0.01 2,574.0-62.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,400.0 0.03 2,192.555.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 78.6 0.00 64.022.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 78.5 0.00 10.1680.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,333.7 0.02 2,732.0-14.58
79 Zinc and articles thereof 238.3 0.00 310.8-23.33
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.1 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,639.2 0.03 1,565.6132.45
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,452.1 0.03 2,749.125.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,475.4 0.01 839.775.70
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 170,688.1 1.38 170,168.60.31
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 436,313.1 3.52 737,186.7-40.81
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 37.0 0.00 122.3-69.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,447.4 0.02 1,650.548.28
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,531.5 0.04 2,061.2119.84
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 346.4 0.00 669.6-48.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,725,608.4 13.93 1,502,339.814.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8.7 0.00 13.6-36.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 74.8 0.00 334.8-77.66
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 22.8-100.00
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 5,556.1 0.04 14,090.2-60.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,178.3 0.01 431.6172.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,059.2 0.01 866.322.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,568.1 0.02 2,081.323.39
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce