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Ireland

Official Title:
Ireland


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Ireland
Year Exports Imports
2015 $601,462,529 $1,678,769,785
2016 $495,874,221 $1,935,290,287
2017 $587,995,048 $2,351,396,490
2018 $797,670,397 $2,959,608,365
2019 $843,089,458 $3,019,230,442
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Ireland
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,237,704 $50,261,440
02 Veg. Prod. $121,699,434 $1,217,180
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $3,222 $36,963
04 Food Prod. $49,967,802 $187,946,699
05 Mineral Prod. $172,954,600 $77,790,999
06 Chemical Prod. $218,608,084 $2,110,196,952
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $7,878,752 $11,747,858
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $85,768 $241,154
09 Wood Prod. $3,930,936 $1,317,242
10 Paper Prod. $31,169,034 $2,269,070
11 Textiles Prod. $1,689,894 $7,194,153
12 Dress Access. $29,985 $256,868
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,155,434 $5,432,433
14 Precious Metals/stones $91,542 $2,370,661
15 Base Metal Prod. $32,325,237 $13,311,662
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $110,113,694 $165,517,949
17 Vehicles and Equip. $60,960,846 $6,312,701
18 Specialized Inst. $24,256,343 $360,293,911
19 Arms & Ammunition $76,221 $4,505
20 Misc. Articles $1,620,666 $1,761,799
21 Antiques $52,800 $436,507

Capital: Dublin
Population (million): 4.90
Total Area: 70,280km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.68 EURO (EUR) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day
Language(s): English, Irish (Gaelic)


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. National Parliament (Oireachtas) consists of the President and two houses: Dáil Éireann (House of Representatives, 166 seats) and Seanad Éireann (Senate, 60 seats) with powers and functions derived from the Constitution of Ireland (enacted July 1st 1937). Each House has power under its Standing Orders to form Committees for specific purposes. The Prime Minister (leader of the majority party or coalition) is nominated by the House of Representatives and appointed by the President.

Head of State:
President Michael D. Higgins

Head of Government:
Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar (T.D.)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and Trade: Simon Coveney (T.D.)
Finance: Paschal Donohoe (T.D.)
Business, Enterprise and Innovation: Heather Humphreys (T.D)

Main Political Parties:
Fine Gael (FG); Labour Party (Lab); Fianna Fáil (FF); Sinn Féin (SF); Solidarity, Green. House of Representatives (158): FG (35), Lab (6), FF (38), SF (37), Solidarity (5), Independents (19), Green (12), Other (8)

Elections:
President (7 year term) : next in 2025. Senate members, House of Rep. (both 5 year term): next in 2025.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Ireland Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 484.02 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 98,829.34 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.81 1.83
Inflation: (%) 0.72 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 5.69 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $843,089,458
Canadian imports from country: $3,019,230,442
FDI in Canada (2018): $8,094 million
CDI in country (2018): $9,969 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Jim Kelly

Canadian Representation Abroad:


March 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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