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Ireland Business Report

General information
Source: The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency
5,068,050 (July 2018 est.)
$353.3 billion (2017 est.)

GDP growth rate
7.2% (2017 est.)

Extremely high to be a developed country. Driven by foreign multinationals

GDP (PPP) per capita
$73,200 (2017 est.)

Very high, however the spending capacity of the people is much lower than what data suggest

Local currency
Euro (EUR)

The second most importat currency in the world after the USD

Financial stability (Public debt)
68.6% of GDP (2017 est.)

Ireland has emerged from the public debt crisis (2011-2013). Public debt is still decreasing

0.3% (2017 est.)

Very low

Irish and English

English is the main and most used language (de facto)

Corruption perception index (Source: Transparency International)
Rank 18/180

Low level of corruption

Duties and tax
Source: PwC World Tax Summaries 2017-2018
23% standard VAT rate
Three reduced rates apply: 13.5% (certain services/products including fuel, catering, restaurant), 9% (newspaper, sport activity), 4.8% (agriculture), 0% (some goods like medicines, books etc)
Corporate Tax
12.5% standard rate
Among the lowest in European Union

European Union customs duties/import tariffs apply

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