Ireland - Net Exports

Ireland: Net Exports

Unit Mil. EUR, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 17.74 %
Data 2020 Q4 32,647
2020 Q3 39,687

Series Information

Source Central Statistics Office (CSO)
Release National Accounts - GDP
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1995
End Date 12/31/2020

Ireland: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Current Account Balance 2020 Q4 7,113 12,705 Mil. EUR, NSA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 126,505 114,873 Mil. EUR, SA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 -93,858 -75,186 Mil. EUR, SA Quarterly
Net Exports 2020 Q4 32,647 39,687 Mil. EUR, SA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 124,212 119,214 Mil. Ch. 2018 EUR, SA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 -94,666 -76,100 Mil. Ch. 2018 EUR, SA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2020 Q4 29,546 43,114 Mil. Ch. 2018 EUR, SA Quarterly
Balance of Goods Nov 2020 5,995,157 5,374,471 Thousands of Euros, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods Nov 2020 14,448,760 12,333,709 Thousands of Euros, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Nov 2020 8,453,603 6,959,237 Thousands of Euros, SA Monthly

Release Information

Quarterly national accounts for Ireland, including expenditure (use of GDP) and production (GVA by industry) approaches. Quarterly from 1995.


  • Framework: ESA 2010
  • Industry classification: NACE Rev. 2
  • Measurements:
    • Millions of euros at chained year-2018 prices (Mil. Ch. 2018 EUR)
    • At current prices (Mil. EUR)
  • Adjustments:
    • Seasonally adjusted (SA)
    • Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: 1995


  • NACE Rev. 2 broad groupings - 1997 to 2016

Framework: European System of National and Regional Accounts (ESA) 2010.

Classification: NACE Rev. 2.

Seasonal adjustment: Uses the direct approach where each individual time series and aggregate is independently adjusted. Seasonal factors are updated quarterly and the series are adjusted using the X-12_ARIMA model.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is representative of output, or total value added, in the production of goods and services in the country.

Imports: Reported as negative values.

Net factor income (NFI) is equal to the investment and labour income earned abroad by Irish residents minus the similiar incomes earned in Ireland by non-residents.

Gross National Product (GNP) is the sum of GDP and NFI. This series can be very volitile as NFI is the difference of two large gross flows and can therefore cause the GNP to fluctuate. This can also lead to substantial differences between GDP and GNP growth rates.

Seasonal factors are updated quarterly.

For chained prices (real data), the currency reference year is advanced annually, typically in July or August.