Computers and office products have become some of Ireland's most profitable export products (28%). The country also manufactures musical instruments (5.2%), making 12.7% of the world's exports. Other export items include chemicals like nitrogen compounds (10.9%), electronic circuitry (5.2%), and medicines (4.9%).
In 2000 Ireland's imports were distributed among the following categories:
Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows: