EU Countries Profiles » Ireland

Country Details:

Basic Information
Capital: Dublin
Language: English (official, the language generally used), Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) 
Population: 5,068,050
Total Area: 70,273 sq km 
Currency: Euro

The Diplomatic representation in Jordan: 
Embassy of the Republic of Ireland
Tel: +962 6 550 3234
Economic profile
GDP: $353.3 billion
Real Growth rate: 7.2%
GDP-Per Capita: $73,200
Inflation rate: 0.3%
Unemployment rate: 6.7%

Trade Balance:
Exports:  $219.7 billion 
Imports:  $98.13 billion
Revenues:  86.04 billion
Expenditures: 87.19 billion

Natural resources: natural gas, peat, copper, lead, zinc, silver, barite, gypsum, limestone, dolomite

Major exports: machinery and equipment, computers, chemicals, medical devices, pharmaceuticals; foodstuffs, animal products

Major imports: data processing equipment, other machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum and petroleum products, textiles, clothing
Trade partners: USA, UK, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, France,  

Major Industries: pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computer hardware and software, food products, beverages and brewing; medical devices
Agriculture Products: barley, potatoes, wheat; beef, dairy products
Labor force:  2.226 million distributed as follows: 
Agriculture: 5% 
Industry: 11%     
Services: 84%       

External Trade Between Jordan & Ireland- JOD

Year Exports Imports
2017 1,277,789 67,188,360
2018 2,487,200 69,315,700
2019  2,302,500 64,022,000
2020 1,884,300 65,653,000
2021 (January - February) 26,800 8,522,200

 Source: Department of Statistics


Main Jordanian Exports to Ireland:
-Products of the chemical or allied industries    
- Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitute    
- Base metals and articles of base metals    

Main Jordanian Imports from Ireland:
- Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes    
- Products of the chemical or allied industries    


Agreements between Jordan and Ireland 

  • EU- Jordan Association Agreement – signed in 1997