Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (112)

Nicky McFadden

Question:

112. Deputy Nicky McFadden asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he will provide information on imports from China in 2012 in relation to import value, details of the types of products being imported; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12146/13]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

There follows a table showing the value and categories of goods imported from China (including Hong Kong and Macao) in 2012.

Country- specific services import figures for 2012 will not be available until Q3 2013.

In 2011, the last year for which full year figures are available, the total value of imports of goods and services from China (including Hong Kong and Macao) was €3,039 million, while the total value of exports of goods and services to China (including Hong Kong and Macao) amounted to €4,774 million.

Goods Imports from China (including Hong Kong and Macao) 2012

Category

SITC Code

Year 2012

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€000

Live animals other than animals of Division 03

00

10

Meat & meat preparations

01

4,190

Dairy products & birds’ eggs

02

0

Fish, crustaceans, molluscs and preparations thereof

03

462

Cereals & cereal preparations

04

685

Vegetables & fruit

05

11,012

Sugar, sugar preparation & honey

06

3,379

Coffee, tea cocoa, spices & manufactures thereof

07

3,293

Feeding stuff for animals (excl. unmilled cereals)

08

1,127

Miscellaneous edible products & preparations

09

2,163

Beverages

11

710

Tobacco & tobacco manufactures

12

13

Hides, skins & furskins, raw

21

38

Oil seeds & oleaginous fruits

22

400

Crude rubber (include synthetic & reclaimed)

23

335

Cork & wood

24

7,216

Pulp & waste paper

25

0

Textile fibres & their wastes

26

498

Crude fertilisers & minerals, excl. coal, petroleum etc.

27

5,628

Metalliferous ores & metal scrap

28

140

Crude animal & vegetable materials nes

29

2,632

Coal, coke & briquettes

32

64

Petroleum, petroleum products & related materials

33

201

Gas, natural & manufactured

34

31

Fixed vegetable fats & oils

42

78

Animal or vegetable materials nes

43

72

Organic chemicals

51

75,882

Inorganic chemicals

52

2,207

Dyeing, tanning & colouring materials

53

2,555

Medical & pharmaceutical products

54

61,872

Essential oils, perfume materials; toilet & cleansing preps

55

10,670

Fertilisers (other than those of Division 27)

56

1

Plastics in primary forms

57

2,182

Plastics in non-primary forms

58

12,520

Chemical materials & products nes

59

8,391

Leather; leather manufactures nes; dressed furskins

61

6,768

Rubber manufactures nes

62

42,891

Cork & wood manufactures (excl. furniture)

63

31,635

Paper, paperboard & articles thereof

64

27,208

Textile yarn, fabrics, made-up articles & related products

65

37,901

Non-metallic mineral manufactures nes

66

37,774

Iron & steel

67

14,053

Non-ferrous metals

68

8,534

Manufactures of metals nes

69

88,789

Power generating machinery & equipment

71

26,316

Machinery specialised for particular industries

72

28,452

Metalworking machinery

73

2,706

General industrial machinery & equipment nes & parts nes

74

50,030

Office machines & automatic data processing machines

75

595,431

Telecommunications & sound equipment

76

285,041

Electrical machinery, apparatus & appliances nes & parts

77

216,151

Road vehicles (include. air-cushion vehicles)

78

13,422

Other transport equipment

79

3,983

Prefab buildings; plumbing & electrical fixtures & fittings

81

38,748

Furniture & parts thereof; bedding, cushions etc

82

73,401

Travel goods, handbags & similar containers

83

51,539

Articles of apparel; clothing accessories

84

440,334

Footwear

85

119,823

Professional, scientific & controlling apparatus nes

87

28,799

Photographic apparatus; optical goods; watches clocks

88

24,803

Miscellaneous manufactured articles nes

89

312,777

Special transactions and commodities not classified according to kind

93

465

Coin (other than gold coin), not being legal tender

96

36

Gold, non-monetary (excluding gold ores and concentrates)

97

60

All other commodities and transactions

99

31,607

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Grand Total

2,860,134