International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2014, Volume I
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International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2014, Volume I

Trade by Country

The 2014 International Trade Statistics Yearbook (2014 ITSY) is the sixty-third edition of this yearbook. Its objective is to inform about the detailed merchandise and services imports and exports of individual countries (areas) by commodity and service category and by partner country (volume I), the world trade in individual commodities (3-digit SITC groups) (volume II) and total world merchandise trade - up to the year 2014.

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In 2014, the value of merchandise exports of Ireland increased slightly by 2.6 percent to reach 118.3 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased moderately by 7.7 percent to reach 71.0 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a moderate surplus of 47.2 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed Europe at 24.6 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Ireland were diversified amongst partners; imports were also diversified. The top 11 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 12 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2013, the value of exports of services of Ireland increased moderately by 9.7 percent, reaching 127.3 bln US$, while its imports of services increased substantially by 13.4 percent and reached 127.0 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a relatively small trade in services surplus of 322.7 mln US$.