Ireland is an island nation located in northwestern Europe in the Atlantic Ocean. It has a strategic location on major air and sea routes between North America and northern Europe (2).

Ireland’s natural resources include zinc, lead, natural gas, barite, copper, gypsum, limestone, dolomite, peat, silver (2). Its economy is structured as followed (in % of GDP): services 60.2%, industry 38.6% and agriculture 1.2% (2017) (8).

Ireland’s agriculture products include barley, potatoes, wheat, beef, dairy products (1). Its industries include pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing; medical devices (1).

Ireland’s top exports commodities include pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals, optical, technical, medical apparatus, perfumes, cosmetics, machinery including computers, electrical machinery, equipment, aircraft, spacecraft, other chemical goods, mean, dairy, eggs, and honey (10). Its top imports commodities include aircraft, spacecraft, pharmaceuticals, machinery including computers, mineral fuels including oil, electrical machinery, equipment, vehicles, organic chemicals, plastics, plastic articles, optical, technical, medical apparatus, food industry waste, animal fodder (9).

Ireland’s mains ports and terminals are Cork, Dublin, Shannon Foynes and Waterford (2).

Trade Statistics
In 2017, Ireland was the United States' 14th import partner (11). And in 2018, United-States was Ireland’s main trading partner (11).

Florida’s top exports to Ireland include Medicaments of Mixtures, Civilian Aircraft, Engines, and Parts, Veg Material, Raw Malt, Opt Fibers and Bund, 1517 Margarine, Chemical Wood pulp, Dissolving Grades. Florida’s top imports from Ireland include Heterocyclic Comp, Nit Hetero-Atoms Only, Ethyl Alcohol, Spirit Beverage, Hormones, Electric Generating Sets and Rotary Converters and horses (4).

Trade Numbers

  • United States’ goods import from Ireland in 2018: 57,454.5 billion of U.S. dollars (12)

  • United States’ goods exports to Ireland in 2018: 10,725.3 billion of U.S. dollars (12)

  • The United States’ trade deficit in 2018 with Ireland was $46,729.2 billion U.S. dollars (12)

Export Companies 
Ireland owns 10 companies in Tampa Bay (7)

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