Tuesday, 21 June 2005

Questions (417)

Jack Wall

Question:

438 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the percentage of Irish agricultural produce sold on the market here in each of the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20746/05]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture and Food)

Information provided by the Central Statistics Office for the years 2000 to 2004 is as follows:

Turnover of the Food, Drink and Tobacco Industry

Food and Drink Export Value

Percentage Consumed on Domestic Market

€mil

€mil

%

2004

22,857

7,056

69.1

2003

22,949

6,883

70.0

2002

21,009

6,760

67.8

2001

20,799

6,784

67.4

2000

19,517

7,001

64.1

It should be noted that these figures are for agri-food, drink and tobacco products.