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Outlook

  • Ireland is a stable, competitive, secure and pro-business country
  • Ireland is part of the EU Single Market and a member of the Eurozone
  • Ireland has a higly skilled, educated, young and multicultural population

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:

Real GDP Growth

Country 2016 (F) 2017 (F) 2018 (F)
IRELAND 5.1 4.1 3.4
UNITED STATES 1.5 2.2 2.3
UNITED KINGDOM 1.8 1.7 1.5
SPAIN 3.2 3.1 2.5
FRANCE 1.2 1.6 1.8
SWITZERLAND 1.4 1 1.3
GERMANY 1.9 2 1.8
NETHERLANDS 2.2 3.1 2.6
PORTUGAL 1.4 2.5 2
Source:IMF World Economic Outlook, October 2017

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