Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Questions (196)

Seán Kenny

Question:

196. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the level of trade between Ireland and New Zealand in the years 2013 and 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45012/15]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

The latest year for which full trade figures (goods and services) are available is 2013. These show that total trade between Ireland and New Zealand in 2013 amounted to €283 million. This comprises €213 million in exports and €70 million in imports. Details are set out in the following tables.

In 2014, goods exports to New Zealand increased by 4% to €91 million and goods imports from New Zealand were down by 16% to €47 million. 2014 services figures for individual countries will be available shortly from the CSO.

The most recent goods figures for 2015 show that the value of goods exports to New Zealand have continued their upward trend, with growth of 3%, to €71 million for the first 9 months of this year, compared to the same period in 2014. Goods imports from New Zealand for the same period rose by 18% to €38 million, again compared to Jan-Sep last year.

The principal goods exported to New Zealand from Ireland in 2014 were Medical & pharmaceutical products; and Infant foods & other misc. edible products & preparations. In 2014 Ireland’s principal imports from New Zealand were Non-alcoholic Beverages, Beer and Wine and Vegetables & fruit.

Enterprise Ireland’s market advisers work with their client companies to find a tailored solution, through a range of services, to help them to access the New Zealand market or accelerate their growth in the market.

Goods Trade, Ireland- New Zealand

Year

Exports

(€m)

Imports

(€m)

2013

88

56

2014

91

47

Jan-Sep 2014

69

33

Jan-Sep 2015

71

38

Services Trade, Ireland – New Zealand

Year

Exports

(€m)

Imports

(€m)

2012

111

18

2013

125

14