External Trade


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

The value of imports, exports and trade surplus, volume indices, unadjusted and seasonally adjusted; price and terms of trade indices; imports and exports classified by commodity, and by country of origin or destination.

A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.


Customs-based non-EU trade statistics and estimates from the Intrastat Survey of Irish traders involved in trade with other EU member states.


All merchandise trade between Ireland and other countries.



Reference period

Calendar month

Start date

January 1975


12 weeks after the end of the reference period


  • Country
    This follows the United Nations ISO alpha-2 coding system.
  • Commodity
    This follows the United Nations Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), Revision 4.


Economy - External Trade

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