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Ireland

Ireland ranked No. 14 in total trade value through October with a total of $57.14 billion. Exports totaled $9.09 billion and Imports totaled $48.06 billion, a deficit of $38.97 billion.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $57.14 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $16,379,517,246
2Port of New Orleans $4,300,302,504
3San Juan International Airport, P.R. $3,775,725,141
4Seattle-Tacoma International Airport $3,073,123,329
5Port of Newark $3,054,476,939
6Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $2,761,466,015
7Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $2,710,324,775
8Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $2,508,856,463
9Boston’s Logan International Airport $1,902,355,549
10Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,717,575,360

U.S. trade with Ireland rose to $57.14 billion through October

Ireland’s trade with the United States rose to $57.14 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 17.34 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Ireland’s exports increased 5.91 percent while imports rose 19.78 percent. The U.S. deficit with Ireland was $38.97 billion.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings 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. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 2 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport No. 3 Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. No. 4 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and No. 5 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 53.52 percent of Ireland’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport rose 46.1 percent to $16.38 billion.
    Exports rose 2.47 percent to $897.46 million. Imports rose 49.8 percent to $15.48 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of New Orleans rose 69.29 percent to $4.3 billion.
    Exports rose 66.14 percent to $981.05 million. Imports rose 70.25 percent to $3.32 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 San Juan International Airport, P.R. rose 114.62 percent to $3.78 billion.
    Exports rose 29.95 percent to $90.36 million. Imports rose 118.1 percent to $3.69 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport fell 14.72 percent to $3.07 billion.
    Exports rose 3.51 percent to $1.63 billion. Imports fell 28.91 percent to $1.44 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Newark rose 41.62 percent to $3.05 billion.
    Exports fell 22.65 percent to $117.74 million. Imports rose 46.5 percent to $2.94 billion.

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

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Ireland by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medicines in individual dosages; Medicines not in individual dosages; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 47.35 percent of total exports to Ireland.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Ireland –– Plasma, vaccines, blood; Medicines in individual dosages; Heterocyclic chemical compounds; Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts; and Value added to a returned import –– accounted for 71.4 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 3.54 percent compared to last year to $1.65 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 19.11 percent compared to last year to $1.09 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 29.98 percent compared to last year to $583.92 million.
  • Medicines not in individual dosages fell 15.09 percent compared to last year to $492.93 million.
  • Computers rose 30.81 percent compared to last year to $477.98 million.

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

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood rose 30.06 percent compared to last year to $11.15 billion.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 2.51 percent compared to last year to $10.71 billion.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds rose 53.88 percent compared to last year to $4.52 billion.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts rose 18.43 percent compared to last year to $4.07 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 62.96 percent compared to last year to $3.86 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.