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Ireland

Ireland ranked No. 15 in total trade value through September with a total of $52.2 billion. Exports totaled $6.72 billion and Imports totaled $45.48 billion, a deficit of $38.77 billion.

January – September 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $52.2 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Chicago O’Hare International Airport $12,711,530,035
2Port of Newark $4,944,251,124
3Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport $4,380,684,723
4Port of New Orleans $3,631,595,066
5San Juan International Airport, P.R. $3,302,669,377
6Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport $1,943,141,540
7Boston’s Logan International Airport $1,867,750,731
8Port Huron Blue Water Bridge, Mich. $1,678,095,940
9Cleveland’s Hopkins International Airport, Ohio $1,574,522,646
10Houlton Border Crossing, Maine $1,292,645,368

U.S. trade with Ireland rose to $52.2 billion through September

Ireland’s trade with the United States rose to $52.2 billion through the first nine months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 2.38 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Ireland decreased 18.5 percent while U.S. imports from Ireland rose 6.41 percent. The U.S. deficit with Ireland was $38.77 billion.

Through September, 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 55.5 percent of Ireland’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 13.84 percent to $12.71 billion.
    Exports fell 35.67 percent to $498.68 million. Imports fell 12.63 percent to $12.21 billion.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Newark rose 88.02 percent to $4.94 billion.
    Exports rose 65.3 percent to $174.08 million. Imports rose 88.97 percent to $4.77 billion.
  • Trade with No. 3 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rose 120.56 percent to $4.38 billion.
    Exports fell 27.53 percent to $60.5 million. Imports rose 127.06 percent to $4.32 billion.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New Orleans fell 10.11 percent to $3.63 billion.
    Exports fell 35.13 percent to $590.03 million. Imports fell 2.84 percent to $3.04 billion.
  • Trade with No. 5 San Juan International Airport, P.R. fell 0.21 percent to $3.3 billion.
    Exports rose 9.25 percent to $87.65 million. Imports fell 0.44 percent to $3.22 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 $3.11 trillion, down 0.58 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 1.01 percent to $1.23 trillion; imports dropped 0.3 percent to $1.88 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 $647.62 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $640.85 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Ireland by value through September were the categories of Plasma, vaccines, blood; Oil; Medicines not in individual dosages; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; and Medicines in individual dosages, respectively. They accounted for 38.8 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 69.5 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 21.65 percent compared to last year to $802.96 million.
  • Oil rose 278.89 percent compared to last year to $657.02 million.
  • Medicines not in individual dosages fell 3.92 percent compared to last year to $420.79 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets rose 10.44 percent compared to last year to $379.11 million.
  • Medicines in individual dosages fell 30.05 percent compared to last year to $346.68 million.

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

  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 8.81 percent compared to last year to $10.48 billion.
  • Plasma, vaccines, blood fell 9.87 percent compared to last year to $8.94 billion.
  • Heterocyclic chemical compounds rose 22.38 percent compared to last year to $4.99 billion.
  • Orthopedic appliances, artificial body parts fell 0.95 percent compared to last year to $3.6 billion.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 12.6 percent compared to last year to $3.59 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.

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