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Summary statistics
Region Northern Europe  
Surface area (sq km) 69825  
Population (est., 000) 4677  
Pop. density (per sq km) 66.6  
Capital city Dublin  
Capital city pop. (000) 1155  
Currency Euro (EUR)  
UN membership date 14 December 1955  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 232077  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 218435  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 210358  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 0.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 -0.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 50155.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 48893.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 50591.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 42671.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 41110.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 43398.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 15.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 15.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 28.9  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 0.73 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 0.75 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 0.85 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2013 14438  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 2319  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -7150  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 134  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 128  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 119  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2013 98 ISIC Rev.4 (BCD).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2010 100 ISIC Rev.4 (BCD).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2005 92 ISIC Rev.4 (BCD).  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 99  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 100  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 13.1  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 13.9  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 4.3  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 18.3 2012.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 19.5 Break in series.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 27.9 ISIC Rev.3. Second quarter.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 4.7 2012.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 4.5 Break in series.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 5.9 ISIC Rev.3. Second quarter.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 53.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 53.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 51.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 68.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 69.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 72.5  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 8260 Including tourists from North Ireland.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 7134 Including tourists from North Ireland. Methodology revised.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 7333 Including tourists from North Ireland.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 54 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 78  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 69  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 102.8  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 105.2  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 102.7  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 78.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 69.9  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 41.6  
Exports (million US$) 2013 115323.5  
Imports (million US$) 2013 65950.7  
Balance (million US$) 2013 49372.8  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 United States (21.2), United Kingdom (16.1), Belgium (12.9)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 United Kingdom (33.6), United States (10.5), Germany (8.2)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.6  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.4  
Urban population (%) 2014 63.0  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 21.6  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 18.1/16.3  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 98.8  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 82.7/78.4  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 2.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.0  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 64.8 Age group 18 to 49 years. 2004-2005.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 735.5/15.9  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 11233 Refugee population refers to the end of 2013.  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 6.2  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 110.3/109.3  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 50.9  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 1.2  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 16.3  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 38  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 11.0  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 3.5  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 100.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 99.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 36069/8.0  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 121.0  
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