According to Eurostat, Ireland’s imports & exports volume was USD 191.72 billion, up 0.03% by year in 2015. The exports volume was USD 120.42 billion, up 1.4% and imports volume was USD 71.3 billion, down 2.2%. The trade surplus was USD 49.11 billion, up 7.1%.
In December, Ireland’s imports & exports value was USD 15.92 billion, down 5.9% by year. Exports value was USD 9.4 billion, down 6.7% and imports value was USD 6.52 billion, down 4.8%. The trade surplus was USD 2.88 billion, down 10.6%.
Imports & exports value between Ireland and China was USD 4.81 billion, down 2%. Ireland’s exports value to China was USD 1.83 billion, down 9.2%. It accounted for 1.5% of Ireland’s total exports. Ireland’s imports from China reached USD 2.99 billion, up 3%. It accounted for 4.2% of total imports. The trade deficit was USD 1.16 billion, up 30.8%.
Up to December, China has become the eleventh largest market for Ireland’s exports and the sixth largest import source for Ireland.