US trade (export - import) with Ireland in 2017

Published or Updated: Jun 02, 2018

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

US Trade with Ireland

In 2017, US trade with Ireland totaled $59,807.1 million, up 8.24% ($4,552.6 million) from 2016.

US exports to Ireland in 2017 totaled $10,735.1 million, up 12.35% ($1,180.2 million) from 2016.

US imports from Ireland in 2017 totaled $49,071.9 million, up 7.38% ($3,372.5 million) from 2016.

US trade deficit with Ireland in 2017 was $38,336.8 million, a 6.07% increase ($2,192.3 million) over 2016.

Ireland was the US 14th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 15th in 2016), accounting for 1.5124% of US total trade (up from 1.4922% in 2016).

Ireland was the US 27th largest export market in 2017 (up from 28th in 2016), accounting for 0.6943% of US total exports (up from 0.6575% in 2016).

Ireland was the US 11th largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 2.0375% of US total imports (up from 2.0314% in 2016).

US Exports to Ireland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 48.49% of US total exports to Ireland (39.66% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.91% of US total exports to Ireland (49.36% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.82% of US total exports to Ireland (3.39% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.77% of US total exports to Ireland (1.91% in 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,213.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $174.4 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) - an increase of $122.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $44.9 million.

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $280.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $48.1 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 $34.6 million.
US exports to Ireland in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 60,046.2 0.56 52,860.313.59
02 Meat and edible meat offal 89.6 0.00 999.7-91.04
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 59.2 0.00 73.0-18.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,868.0 0.04 802.7381.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,074.2 0.01 733.446.47
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14.6 0.00 13.48.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,040.9 0.08 9,633.6-6.15
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,495.7 0.05 5,720.9-3.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 148.3 0.00 144.22.84
10 Cereals 22,214.0 0.21 49,850.2-55.44
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 298.4 0.00 102.2192.02
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,996.3 0.05 4,153.520.29
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 13,922.2 0.13 13,568.72.61
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 128.0 0.00 112.014.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,134.3 0.15 22,184.6-27.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,325.7 0.01 1,344.8-1.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,674.8 0.02 1,751.9-4.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 113.5 0.00 458.8-75.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,412.4 0.02 3,078.8-21.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,052.4 0.12 8,459.154.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,894.9 0.13 17,667.1-21.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 132,506.2 1.23 130,036.31.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 124.9 0.00 62.998.45
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,447.0 0.03 2,438.141.38
26 Ores, slag and ash 199.1 0.00 214.3-7.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,218.3 0.16 40,880.7-57.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 121,895.0 1.14 120,968.60.77
29 Organic chemicals 781,627.2 7.28 607,267.228.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,391,477.7 31.59 2,177,654.055.74
31 Fertilizers 2,075.6 0.02 1,922.07.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,706.1 0.17 18,499.31.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 157,815.5 1.47 145,659.88.35
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 39,897.5 0.37 38,120.14.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 17,052.3 0.16 19,980.0-14.65
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 14.4 0.00 104.8-86.29
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 179,718.5 1.67 176,907.41.59
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 128,698.4 1.20 125,602.82.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 338,377.0 3.15 330,871.42.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 28,076.8 0.26 25,677.19.35
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 827.6 0.01 520.559.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,609.6 0.01 1,784.6-9.80
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45,449.9 0.42 44,597.51.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 11.1 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 30.1 0.00 112.2-73.17
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,714.2 0.06 5,398.624.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25,497.2 0.24 20,796.422.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,375.1 0.08 7,856.66.60
50 Silk 18.9 0.00 9.0109.33
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 99.4 0.00 101.9-2.38
52 Cotton 153.3 0.00 141.18.64
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 35.7 0.00 16.4117.94
54 Man-made filaments 13,218.4 0.12 10,078.531.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 403.5 0.00 832.4-51.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13,259.0 0.12 12,678.94.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,066.7 0.01 1,103.1-3.30
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 200.5 0.00 466.7-57.03
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,594.1 0.04 4,525.01.53
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,154.3 0.03 3,824.7-17.53
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,722.9 0.07 7,465.43.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,426.9 0.11 10,321.710.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,040.9 0.06 4,417.536.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,039.8 0.02 807.3152.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 309.2 0.00 445.7-30.64
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 20.0 0.00 31.7-36.88
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 417.7 0.00 678.0-38.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,012.6 0.03 2,681.112.37
69 Ceramic products 2,557.7 0.02 5,428.3-52.88
70 Glass and glassware 27,001.1 0.25 27,804.9-2.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 52,446.9 0.49 87,001.4-39.72
72 Iron and steel 22,544.3 0.21 24,829.3-9.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 50,307.0 0.47 40,607.223.89
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,771.3 0.05 5,311.08.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12,004.9 0.11 13,673.5-12.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24,550.1 0.23 28,128.0-12.72
78 Lead and articles thereof 7.3 0.00 36.4-79.87
79 Zinc and articles thereof 57.4 0.00 149.0-61.51
80 Tin and articles thereof 237.3 0.00 76.9208.46
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 37,140.1 0.35 33,417.411.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,312.7 0.19 19,457.14.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16,846.3 0.16 17,028.9-1.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,022,231.8 9.52 1,029,820.3-0.74
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 743,376.2 6.92 621,145.619.68
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 952.0 0.01 1,053.3-9.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,097.3 0.13 18,518.9-23.88
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,785,201.1 16.63 2,065,550.3-13.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,300.0 0.01 174.0647.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 931,842.5 8.68 979,981.6-4.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 358.7 0.00 428.2-16.23
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 885.0 0.01 823.87.43
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 922.0 0.01 1,191.1-22.59
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 30,226.6 0.28 27,333.210.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,276.1 0.06 6,881.0-8.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,934.9 0.06 8,570.4-19.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,494.4 0.05 8,562.5-35.83
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 228,591.6 2.13 183,687.524.45

US Imports from Ireland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 70.81% of US total imports from Ireland (71.06% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.68% of US total imports from Ireland (20.81% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.55% of US total imports from Ireland (2.56% in 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $7,931.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $705.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $598.8 million.

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $5,755.9 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 $444.0 million.
US imports from Ireland in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 64,923.8 0.13 71,493.9-9.19
02 Meat and edible meat offal 33,524.0 0.07 44,111.5-24.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,065.9 0.01 4,604.0-11.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 151,761.3 0.31 109,802.338.21
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,469.7 0.00 659.9122.70
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 987.8 0.00 912.18.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5.7 0.00 7.0-17.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,355.6 0.00 2,754.2-14.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,907.3 0.01 5,306.6-26.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 926.7 0.00 510.581.54
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 593.7 0.00 625.5-5.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 232.7 0.00 311.1-25.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 401.9 0.00 586.6-31.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,276.5 0.01 3,789.1-13.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 33,351.0 0.07 32,560.02.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 32,805.1 0.07 13,929.6135.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,441.5 0.00 1,081.533.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,203.0 0.03 18,890.5-24.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 880,838.0 1.79 831,957.55.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 20,153.8 0.04 21,711.7-7.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 979.5 0.00 2,372.0-58.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20,556.2 0.04 11,800.174.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,697.3 0.01 1,917.840.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 162,421.2 0.33 50,625.9220.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,125.3 0.01 11,126.9-62.92
29 Organic chemicals 8,083,183.5 16.47 13,839,074.8-41.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 23,772,235.2 48.44 15,840,841.350.07
31 Fertilizers 2,363.7 0.00 2,314.12.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 25,436.1 0.05 24,685.23.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,360,670.4 4.81 2,279,055.73.58
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 1,929.6 0.00 947.7103.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 108,990.6 0.22 151,925.5-28.26
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,439.7 0.00 1,111.029.58
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,265.6 0.00 105.51,099.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 172,373.2 0.35 106,788.561.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 210,740.8 0.43 210,229.70.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,337.5 0.01 4,972.1-12.76
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 23.0 0.00 22.23.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,289.9 0.00 1,624.3-20.58
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3.2 0.00 13.2-76.02
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,579.4 0.02 6,451.117.49
45 Cork and articles of cork 11.2 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.5 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9.3 0.00 10.4-10.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,306.7 0.01 3,909.635.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28,172.8 0.06 26,088.57.99
50 Silk 6.7 0.00 28.4-76.34
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,287.2 0.01 4,068.5-19.20
52 Cotton 11.4 0.00 0.51,989.54
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 30.8 0.00 57.1-46.09
54 Man-made filaments 53.9 0.00 276.9-80.53
55 Man-made staple fibers 12,348.4 0.03 6,121.3101.73
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,572.3 0.01 3,617.1-1.24
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 14,104.4 0.03 12,638.411.60
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 138.3 0.00 118.516.77
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,057.5 0.00 1,152.3-8.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 77.1 0.00 376.2-79.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,314.4 0.01 7,279.9-13.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,050.3 0.00 1,258.7-16.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,473.0 0.01 1,118.2121.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 166.3 0.00 199.3-16.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 961.0 0.00 855.912.28
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 63.2 0.00 125.8-49.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.4 0.00 1.0-53.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,801.8 0.00 629.0186.45
69 Ceramic products 748.0 0.00 819.7-8.76
70 Glass and glassware 9,825.2 0.02 7,270.435.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 84,025.5 0.17 58,139.844.52
72 Iron and steel 4,167.8 0.01 5,172.4-19.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,651.9 0.03 9,223.048.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 275.3 0.00 164.167.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 326.6 0.00 351.3-7.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,816.1 0.02 9,759.7-19.91
79 Zinc and articles thereof 962.0 0.00 1,388.8-30.73
80 Tin and articles thereof 43.3 0.00 18.2137.65
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11,787.1 0.02 7,590.855.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,483.4 0.04 17,670.8-1.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,401.5 0.01 3,482.326.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 660,618.8 1.35 666,249.9-0.85
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 2,436,609.0 4.97 2,880,610.6-15.41
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 376.9 0.00 1,317.6-71.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,899.2 0.02 6,772.431.40
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9,546.0 0.02 9,240.03.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,679.1 0.00 3,109.2-45.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,540,282.8 13.33 5,941,453.110.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 33.4 0.00 694.2-95.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 493.4 0.00 1,383.1-64.33
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 11.1 0.00 22.8-51.51
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 28,700.5 0.06 37,325.0-23.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,327.1 0.01 5,275.519.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,917.2 0.01 2,826.438.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10,811.6 0.02 12,317.0-12.22
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,931,227.6 5.97 2,226,266.231.67
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce