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Ireland

Ireland ranked No. 15 in total trade value through August with a total of $45.83 billion. Exports totaled $5.95 billion and Imports totaled $39.88 billion, a deficit of $33.93 billion.

January – August 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $45.83 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $10,961,572,363
2Port of Newark $4,146,092,952
3Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $3,865,424,507
4Port of New Orleans $3,302,668,375
5San Juan International Airport, P.R. $2,930,321,103
6Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $1,659,790,669
7Boston’s Logan International Airport $1,644,449,803
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,508,860,859
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,410,394,284
10Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $1,163,078,306

U.S. trade with Ireland rose to $45.83 billion through August

Ireland’s trade with the United States rose to $45.83 billion through the first eight months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 1.02 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Ireland decreased 17.28 percent while U.S. imports from Ireland rose 4.46 percent. The U.S. deficit with Ireland was $33.93 billion.

Through August, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; No. 4 Port of New Orleans; and No. 5 San Juan International Airport, P.R.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 2 Port of New Orleans No. 3 San Juan International Airport, P.R. No. 4 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and No. 5 Port of Newark. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 55 percent of Ireland’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 16.59 percent to $10.96 billion.
    Exports fell 40.05 percent to $423.38 million. Imports fell 15.26 percent to $10.54 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 67.11 percent to $4.15 billion.
    Exports rose 67.19 percent to $152.15 million. Imports rose 67.11 percent to $3.99 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 113.39 percent to $3.87 billion.
    Exports fell 28.93 percent to $54.8 million. Imports rose 119.72 percent to $3.81 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans fell 6.5 percent to $3.3 billion.
    Exports fell 33.44 percent to $534.83 million. Imports rose 1.43 percent to $2.77 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 San Juan International Airport, P.R. rose 0.52 percent to $2.93 billion.
    Exports rose 10.13 percent to $79.21 million. Imports rose 0.28 percent to $2.85 billion.

Ireland ranked No. 15 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 14.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.77 trillion, down 0.32 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $1.1 trillion; imports dropped 0.07 percent to $1.67 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $575.47 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $568.8 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Ireland by value through August were the categories of Plasma, vaccines, blood; Oil; Medicines not in individual dosages; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 39.17 percent of total exports to Ireland.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Ireland –– Medicines in individual dosages; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 69.43 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Ireland:

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 22.3 percent compared to last year to $721.48 million.
  • Oil rose 566.47 percent compared to last year to $581.18 million.
  • Medicines not in individual dosages rose 0.56 percent compared to last year to $395.25 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 10.76 percent compared to last year to $332.51 million.
  • Computers fell 15.22 percent compared to last year to $300.06 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Ireland:

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 8.86 percent compared to last year to $9.3 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 11.28 percent compared to last year to $8.11 billion.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds rose 18.93 percent compared to last year to $4.25 billion.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 1.18 percent compared to last year to $3.17 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 4.81 percent compared to last year to $2.87 billion.

In the latest annual figures available, Ireland recorded $59.58 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Chicago; Cleveland; Atlanta/Savannah; Detroit; and San Juan. Total U.S. exports to Ireland were $ 10.74 billion and imports from Ireland were $48.84 billion. The U.S. deficit with Ireland was $38.11 billion.