|Unit||Mil. EUR, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Balance of Goods||Aug 2019||4,680,200||6,501,700||Thousands of Euros, SA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||Aug 2019||12,136,800||13,932,100||Thousands of Euros, SA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||Aug 2019||7,456,600||7,430,400||Thousands of Euros, SA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||2019 Q2||-26,538||10,990||Mil. EUR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q2||108,618||106,494||Mil. EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q2||-111,575||-79,009||Mil. EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2019 Q2||-2,957||27,485||Mil. EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q2||109,108||106,307||Mil. Ch. 2017 EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q2||-109,301||-76,418||Mil. Ch. 2017 EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2019 Q2||-193||29,889||Mil. Ch. 2017 EUR, SA||Quarterly|
Balance of payments (BOP) summarises economic transactions of the residents of an economy with the rest of the world for a specific time period. BOP generally consists of goods and services account, primary income account, secondary income account, capital account and financial account.
Primary income - compensation of employees working outside their country of residence for less than one year or earnings arising from foreign investors' investments in Ireland and Irish investors' investment abroad.
Secondary income - unrequited receipts and payments
Current account balance - total of all current account (merchandise and services) credits less the total of all current account debits
Capital account - mostly covers capital transfers and aquisitions and disposals of non-produced, non-financial assets.
Financial account - transactions in foreign financial assets (direct investment, portfolio investment, other investment, and reserve assets)
Direct investment - a type of international investment that reflects a lasting interest by a resident in one economy in an enterprise resident in another economy
Portfolio investment - acquisition and disposal of equity and debt securities which cannot be classified under direct investment or reserve assets transactions
Other investment - assets and liabilities other than those classifiable to direct investment, portfolio investment or reserve assets
Reserve assets - qualifying assets which are under the effective control of the national monetary authority and consisting of Country
Data is subject to revision.