The Central Statistics Office announces:
Ireland exported €123 billion of goods in 2017 and imported €79 billion. We exported €17 billion more to the USA than we imported in 2017.
The UK was our largest import partner in 2017 at €18.8 billion and was also our largest partner for both exports (€4.6 bn) and imports (€3.7bn) of food and drinks.
In total, Ireland exported €12.3 billion and imported €7.7 billion of food and drinks in 2017.
We imported 20kg of bananas, 13kg of apples, 10kg of onions and 7kg of carrots for every person in Ireland.