Outlook

  • Ireland is a stable, competitive, secure and pro-business country
  • Ireland is a committed member of the EU Single Market and the Eurozone
  • Ireland has a highly skilled, educated, young and multicultural population
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Ireland's EU Membership

There is strong public support for Ireland's EU membership

 

  • 92% think Ireland has benefitted from EU Membership
  • 85% think that Ireland's membership of the EU is a good thing
  • 88% support the Euro

Export Markets

Ireland’s exports grew by 6.1% year on year from 2015 to 2016.  Overseas companies continue to be significant exporters from Ireland, with IDA clients accounting for 66% of national exports. The country’s main markets are the EU and the USA, and the main exporting sectors are:

GDP Growth %

Country 2017 2018 (F) 2019 (F)
IRELAND 7.2 4.7 4.0
China 6.9 6.6 6.2
Luxembourg 2.3 4.0 3.5
New Zealand 3.0 3.1 3.0
Hong Kong SAR 3.8 3.8 2.9
Australia 2.2 3.2 2.8
Korea 3.1 2.8 2.6
Netherlands 2.9 2.8 2.6
Singapore 3.6 2.9 2.5
United States 2.2 2.9 2.5
Greece 1.4 2.0 2.4
Austria 3.0 2.8 2.2
Spain 3.0 2.7 2.2
Sweden 2.1 2.4 2.2
Norway 1.9 2.1 2.1
Canada 3.0 2.1 2.0
Denmark  2.3 2.0 1.9
Germany 2.5 1.9 1.9
Finland 2.8 2.6 1.8
Portugal 2.7 2.3 1.8
Switzerland 1.7 3.0 1.8
France 2.3 1.6 1.6
Belgium 1.7 1.5 1.5
United Kingdom 1.7 1.4 1.5
Italy 1.5 1.2 1.0
Japan 1.7 1.1 0.9
Source: IMF World Economic Outlook, October 2018

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