|Unit||Mil. EUR, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Balance of Goods||Jan 2020||6,391,700||4,855,300||Thousands of Euros, SA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||Jan 2020||13,736,200||12,806,700||Thousands of Euros, SA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||Jan 2020||7,344,500||7,951,400||Thousands of Euros, SA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q4||113,522||111,332||Mil. EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q4||-114,343||-83,607||Mil. EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2019 Q4||-821||27,725||Mil. EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q4||113,570||111,352||Mil. Ch. 2017 EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q4||-113,654||-84,801||Mil. Ch. 2017 EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2019 Q4||-84||26,551||Mil. Ch. 2017 EUR, SA||Quarterly|
|Current Account Balance||2019 Q3||11,160||-26,538||Mil. EUR, NSA||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.