Ireland

EU-Japan - a boost for jobs and exports in Ireland

Businesses of all sizes in towns and cities across Ireland already export a wide range of goods and services to Japan.

The EU-Japan trade agreement will make it easier and cheaper for them to do so.

 

Companies and jobs

503 The number of Irish companies that export to Japan.

83% The share of EU companies exporting to Japan that are small and medium-sized enterprises.

7,651 The number of jobs in Ireland that EU exports to Japan help support.

739,560 The number of jobs in the EU that EU exports to Japan help support.

 

What kind of products does Ireland export to Japan?

Companies across Ireland export goods and services to Japan.

 
 

Exports and Imports

Ireland and Japan already have a close trading relationship. The EU-Japan trade agreement will give it a big boost.

4th Japan is Ireland's 4th biggest trade partner outside the EU.

€1.9 bn The value of Ireland's trade surplus with Japan.

€2.5 bn The value of Irish exports to Japan.

€645 m The value of Irish imports from Japan.

 

EU trade agreements benefit companies and communities

 
 
Sources
  • Products: Dun and Bradstreet, 2018. The product examples are drawn from a sample of all EU companies exporting to Japan. The location represents place of production/shipment.
  • Companies: Statistics on international trade in goods by enterprise characteristics, Eurostat, 2015 (latest available year).
  • Jobs: European Commission, JRC estimates. Figures based on latest available data (2014).