Thursday, 5 July 2012

Questions (139)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

139 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the quantity of beef imported to Ireland over each of the past five years; the country or countries of origin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32890/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

The following table, based on official CSO trade data, shows the volumes of beef imported into Ireland over the last five years and the main source countries during that time:

Beef imports into Ireland for the last five years

2007Tonnes

2008Tonnes

2009Tonnes

2010Tonnes

2011Tonnes

Total

28,718

32,600

34,261

40,300

45,530

of which, from

GB and NI

17,151

20,844

21,029

28,985

35,895

Brazil

5,301

1,178

1,658

858

755

Netherlands

3,378

3,499

2,808

1,491

1,708

France

879

877

777

877

633

Germany

576

2,389

1,641

1,026

941

Denmark

274

946

394

175

120

Spain

176

515

490

768

953

Belgium

67

340

323

1,610

1,120

Poland

35

619

789

779

1028

Uruguay

0

598

2,806

1,782

478