economy of Ireland, Private enterprise, gross domestic product, percent, construction
The economy of Ireland has been traditionally agricultural. Since the mid-1950s, however, the country’s industrial base has expanded, and now mining, manufacturing, construction, and public utilities account for approximately 36 percent of the gross domestic product, while agriculture accounts for only about 10 percent. Private enterprise operates in most sectors of the economy. The gross domestic product in 2000 was $93.9 billion.
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