Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Questions (518)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

518. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the breakdown by country in volume and value in 2018 of pork exports; the percentage of total exports to each country in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12431/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Last year the total value of pigmeat exports, taking account of all pigmeat including prepared and preserved, was more than €832 million, an increase from €793 million in 2017. Additionally, in volume terms, exports rose by almost 10 million tonnes growing from 277 million tonnes in 2017 to 286 million tonnes in 2018.

The following table, based on CSO data, shows the total pigmeat exports and exports to some of Ireland's key markets in 2018.

Country

€000

Tonnes

% value

Angola

13

25

<1%

Australia

18,025

6,670

2.17%

Austria

759

277

1%

Azerbaijan

31

25

<1%

Bahrain

5

1

<1%

Belgium

2,835

2,427

<1%

Bermuda

106

35

<1%

Bulgaria

474

289

<1%

Canada

5,120

1,538

<1%

Central African Republic

10

25

<1%

Chile

81

52

<1%

China (incl. Hong Kong)

79,164

59,438

9.52%

Congo

131

147

<1%

Croatia

16

3

<1%

Czech Republic

14,184

5,583

1.70%

Denmark

51,472

20,238

6.19%

Equatorial Guinea

13

25

<1%

Estonia

1,572

651

<1%

Finland

1,372

252

<1%

France

19,668

3,187

2.36%

Germany

31,638

16,155

3.80%

Ghana

462

712

<1%

Gibraltar

14

5

<1%

Greece

103

30

<1%

Guam

355

143

<1%

Haiti

33

75

<1%

Hungary

1,403

955

<1%

Iceland

24

5

<1%

Italy

3,545

744

<1%

Ivory Coast

292

606

<1%

Jamaica

385

174

<1%

Japan

41,364

14,805

4.97%

Latvia

74

59

<1%

Lebanon

83

14

<1%

Liberia

22

49

<1%

Lithuania

723

298

1%

Luxembourg

8

2

<1%

Malaysia

18

25

<1%

Malta

156

36

<1%

Netherlands

9,308

2,375

1.12%

New Zealand

1,718

734

<1%

Philippines

7,878

8,248

1%

Poland

3,378

1,374

<1%

Portugal

2,446

202

<1%

Romania

21

3

<1%

Saudi Arabia

25

25

<1%

Singapore

439

445

<1%

Slovakia

53

12

<1%

Slovenia

17

3

<1%

South Africa

1,347

895

<1%

South Korea

13,765

6,193

1.65%

Spain

14,226

1,617

1.71%

Sweden

7,154

6,436

<1%

Switzerland

680

58

<1%

Trinidad & Tobago

2,392

960

<1%

United Kingdom

471,533

115,041

56.67%

United Arab Emirates

1,370

342

<1%

United States

18,267

5,145

2.20%

Vietnam

313

211

<1%

Grand Total

832,083

286,099