(2003 est.): $116.2 billion; per capita $29,600.
Real growth rate:
14% (2003 est).
Arable land: 13%.
turnips, barley, potatoes, sugar beets, wheat; beef, dairy
Labour force: 1.871
million (2003 est.); services 64%, industry 28%, agriculture
products, brewing, textiles, clothing; chemicals,
pharmaceuticals, machinery, transportation equipment, glass
and crystal; software.
zinc, lead, natural gas, barite, copper, gypsum, limestone,
dolomite, peat, silver.
billion (f.o.b., 2003): machinery and equipment, computers,
chemicals, pharmaceuticals; live animals, animal products.
billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): data processing equipment, other
machinery and equipment, chemicals; petroleum and petroleum
products, textiles, clothing.
Major trading partners:
EU, U.S., Japan, Singapore.
Telephones: main lines
in use: 1.59 million (2001); mobile cellular: 2 million
Ports and harbours: Arklow, Cork, Drogheda, Dublin, Foynes,
Galway, Limerick, New Ross, Waterford.
36 (2003 est.).