Written Answers. - Imports Statistics.

Michael Finucane

Question:

113 Mr. Finucane asked the Taoiseach the expenditure and volume of chickens, chicken portions and turkeys imported during the year 2000; the totals and value for each of these imported from European Union countries; the quantities and value of the imports from non-EU countries, specifying the locations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7810/01]

The information requested by the Deputy is given in the tables below. Table 1 identifies chicken imports in the period January-November 2000 and Table 2 gives the corresponding data for 1999. Table 3 identifies turkey imports in the period January-November 2000 and Table 4 gives the corresponding data for 1999. November 2000 is the latest month for which information is available.

Table 1

Imports of Chicken January-November 2000

European Union

Whole

£000

Tonnes

Portions

£000

Tonnes

Other

£000

Tonnes

Total

£000

Tonnes

Great Britain

3,937

2,591

18,029

6,156

5,359

1,519

27,325

10,266

Northern Ireland

1,733

864

4,880

2,260

402

151

7,015

3,275

France

277

188

515

161

208

53

1,000

402

Belgium*

228

126

6,246

2,601

97

37

6,571

2,764

Denmark

296

144

2,424

820

74

18

2,794

982

Italy

69

50

297

92

20

7

386

149

Germany

94

43

513

179

1

1

608

223

Netherlands

985

431

14,026

5,254

15

4

15,026

5,689

Spain

150

53

749

268

0

0

899

321

Greece

0

0

23

10

0

0

23

10

Sweden

0

0

131

47

0

0

131

47

Total

7,769

4,490

47,833

17,848

6,176

1,790

61,778

24,128

Non-European Union

Thailand

0

0

669

232

0

0

669

232

Brazil

0

0

635

233

0

0

635

233

Other

0

0

29

14

0

0

29

14

Total

0

0

1,333

479

0

0

1,333

479

Overall Total

7,769

4,490

49,166

18,327

6,176

1,790

63,111

24,607

*As and from January 1999 Belgium and Luxembourg are accounted for separately.
Table 2
Imports of Chicken January-November 1999

European Union

Whole

£000

Tonnes

Portions

£000

Tonnes

Other

£000

Tonnes

Total

£000

Tonnes

Great Britain

4,070

2,712

9,444

3,925

13,776

3,727

27,290

10,364

Northern Ireland

2,377

1,048

4,268

1,458

897

299

7,542

2,805

France

177

98

1,135

471

130

41

1,442

610

Belgium*

64

50

1,326

582

70

26

1,460

658

Denmark

160

122

4,345

1,566

127

34

4,632

1,722

Italy

68

50

490

191

10

4

568

245

Germany

76

36

486

175

13

4

575

215

Netherlands

689

303

8,949

3,271

40

13

9,678

3,587

Spain

139

54

751

233

0

0

890

287

Greece

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sweden

0

0

41

19

0

0

41

19

Total

7,820

4,473

31,235

11,891

15,063

4,148

54,118

20,512

European Union

Whole

£000

Tonnes

Portions

£000

Tonnes

Other

£000

Tonnes

Total

£000

Tonnes

Non-European Union

Thailand

0

0

179

68

0

0

179

68

Brazil

0

0

219

114

1

0

220

114

Other

1

4

18

13

24

10

43

27

Total

1

4

416

195

25

10

442

209

Overall Total

7,821

4,477

31,651

12,086

15,088

4,158

54,560

20,721

*As and from January 1999 Belgium and Luxembourg are accounted for separately.
Table 3
Imports of Turkey January-November 2000

European Union

Whole

£000

Tonnes

Portions

£000

Tonnes

Other

£000

Tonnes

Total

£000

Tonnes

Great Britain

136

60

1,882

3,168

1,517

416

3,535

3,644

Northern Ireland

2,002

1,152

575

242

1,434

467

4,010

1,861

France

171

96

1,489

462

0

0

1,660

558

Belgium*

0

0

52

15

466

100

518

115

Italy

989

543

1,382

414

0

0

2,371

957

Germany

0

0

121

61

151

43

272

104

Netherlands

58

34

375

109

703

157

1,136

300

Other

0

0

87

26

0

0

87

26

Total

3,356

1,885

5,963

4,497

4,270

1,183

13,589

7,565

Non-European Union

Poland

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Israel

0

0

97

46

0

0

97

46

Brazil

0

0

169

46

0

0

169

46

Other

0

0

32

9

56

11

88

20

Total

0

0

298

101

56

11

354

112

Overall Total

3,356

1,885

6,261

4,598

4,326

1,194

13,943

7,677

*As and from January 1999 Belgium and Luxembourg are accounted for separately.
Table 4
Imports of Turkey January-November 1999

European Union

Whole

£000

Tonnes

Portions

£000

Tonnes

Other

£000

Tonnes

Total

£000

Tonnes

Great Britain

132

66

2,032

3,418

1,663

490

3,827

3,974

Northern Ireland

4,305

2,120

183

106

368

96

4,856

2,322

France

415

245

2,097

809

1

0

2,514

1,054

Belgium*

0

0

0

0

523

117

523

117

Italy

2,288

1,272

1,676

643

0

0

3,963

1,915

Germany

0

0

3

1

39

13

42

14

Netherlands

54

32

336

105

504

119

893

256

Other

0

0

5

4

0

0

5

4

Total

7,193

3,735

6,331

5,086

3,098

835

16,623

9,656

Non-European Union

Poland

0

0

168

58

0

0

168

58

Israel

0

0

14

5

0

0

14

5

Brazil

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other

0

0

10

3

0

0

10

3

Total

0

0

192

66

0

0

192

66

Overall Total

7,193

3,735

6,523

5,152

3,098

835

16,815

9,722

*As and from January 1999 Belgium adn Luxembourg are accounted for separately.