Ecommerce Facts & Figures of Ireland

Introduction to Ireland

Ireland is a republic in Western Europe. It has a population of 4.6 million people and its capital is Dublin. The official language is Irish and English and widely spoken foreign languages are French and German. Ireland has a GDP of €282.3 billion, which represents a GDP per capita of €59,876 in 2017.


  • 4.6 million people
  • GDP of €282.3 billion
  • 7.9% unemployed
  • Inflation of 0%


Ecommerce in Ireland

In 2017, the Irish B2C ecommerce turnover grew by 12% to €6.8 billion. Ireland had an online population of 4 million people who were aged 15 and older. Of the total online population, 1.9 million bought something online in 2015. The average spending per eShopper was €3,143 in this year.


B2C Ecommerce Turnover €6.8 billion
B2C Ecommerce growth 12%
Online population 4 million
Number of eShoppers 1.9 million
VAT rate 23%


Tips for ecommerce in Ireland

Before trading in Ireland, we recommend visiting the Q&A Online Taxes and VAT in Ireland page.


The Irish Ecommerce Association, Retail Excellence Ireland

Retail Excellence Ireland represents the ecommerce industry by communicating with the Government and other important stakeholders the most pressing and important issues afflicting the industry.


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