Trade across the Irish border

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Statista dossier on trade between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (UK)

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts on trade across the Irish border. With the United Kingdom (UK) making plans to leave the European Union, it is still uncertain about how this will affect trade across the UK's only land border, the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In this dossier, information is given about the current value of trade between the two countries, including sector breakdowns, as well as data on the activities and sales performance of cross-border firms.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Cross border trade between Ireland & Northern Ireland (UK) 1995-2016, by trade flow

    • Northern Irish imports out of total for merchandise trade in Ireland 2005-2017

    • Northern Irish exports out of total for merchandise trade in Ireland 2005-2017

    • Value of external sales & exports from Northern Ireland (UK) 2016, by destination

    • Distribution of exports from Northern Ireland (UK) 2016, by destination

    • Value of exports to Ireland from Northern Ireland (UK) 2016, by business size

  • 2. Trade by sector
    • Ireland & Northern Ireland (UK): value of North to South goods trade 2016, by sector

    • Ireland & Northern Ireland (UK): value of South to North goods trade 2016, by sector

    • Ireland & Northern Ireland (UK): North to South services trade value 2016, by sector

    • Distribution of trade from Ireland to Northern Ireland (UK) 2016, by product

    • Distribution of trade to Ireland from Northern Ireland (UK) 2016, by product

  • 3. Activity of cross border firms
    • Northern Ireland (UK): number of businesses exporting to Ireland 2016, by size

    • Share of firms trading with Northern Ireland (UK) in Ireland 1999-2015, by trade flow

    • Number of exports to Ireland from Northern Ireland (UK) 2016, by size of business

    • Average value of exports to Ireland from Northern Ireland (UK) 2016, by business size

    • Average value of imports from Ireland to Northern Ireland (UK) 2015, by business size

  • 4. Business performance & the impact of Brexit
    • Cross border firms: sales performance in Ireland & Northern Ireland Q4 2016 - Q4 2017

    • Cross border firms: employment level in Ireland & Northern Ireland Q4 2016 - Q4 2017

    • Cross border firms: expected impacts of Brexit in Ireland & Northern Ireland 2018

    • Share of businesses who have made Brexit plans in Ireland & Northern Ireland Q2 2018

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