Thursday, 18 April 2019

Questions (227)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

227. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of offal exports in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019 to include all data for such exports that include remaining pieces of an animal carcase which are not being used for meat production in tabular form. [18291/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The data requested by the Deputy is set out in the table - these figures have been sourced from Central Statistics Office (CSO) trade data.

The data is based on Combined Nomenclature (CN) codes which are a tool for classifying goods, set up to meet the requirements both of the Common Customs Tariff and of the EU's external trade statistics. There is in excess of 50 such codes relating to specific offal types described by species and make-up.  Some CN codes include both the terms meat and/or offals.

As such, it cannot be determined whether this data refers exclusively to offals and parts of the carcass that are not being used for meat production.  It is likely that the above figures overstate the exact amount of our offal exports due to these classification categories.

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2015

2015

2016

2016

2017

2017

2018

2018

Jan-Feb 2019

Jan-Feb 2019

 

Value

€000

Volume

Tonnes

Value

€000

Volume

Tonnes

Value

€000

Volume

Tonnes

Value

€000

Volume

Tonnes

Value

€000

Volume

Tonnes

Beef

380,403

139,435

378,164

144,678

406,146

155,227

395,392

138,610

57,982

20,024

Pigmeat

122,778

42,054

112,313

44,993

123,922

39,976

123,443

40,085

19,365

7,159

Poultry

233,244

69,543

175,739

60,905

184,733

61,538

195,847

63,336

25,534

7,835

Sheepmeat

9,312

5,552

10,865

7,272

11,346

6,690

11,087

6,711

2,865

1,932

Fish

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

3

12

5

Other Meat and Meat Produce

47,004

25,214

47,160

28,215

48,963

30,722

45,719

24,523

6,133

3,643

Total

792,741

281,798

724,241

286,065

775,110

294,153

771,495

273,268

111,893

40,598