Exports Data

Questions (1)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

1. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Taoiseach the value of exports in goods and services in each of the years 2007 to 2018 in tabular form. [32445/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The official measure of Ireland's trade in goods and services is produced by the Central Statistics Office. The value of exports in goods and services is presented in the International Accounts publication. The table below taken from the databank shows the value of exports in goods and services in years 2007-2018.

Exports of Merchandise and Services

2007

€ million

2008

€ million

2009

€ million

2010

€ million

2011

€ million

2012

€ million

Merchandise & Services

159,305

157,943

158,602

172,794

177,308

183,014

Merchandise

99,787

96,165

97,276

103,254

100,576

101,869

Services

59,518

61,778

61,326

69,540

76,732

81,145

2013

€ million

2014

€ million

2015

€ million

2016

€ million

2017

€ million

2018

€ million

Merchandise & Services

186,243

214,350

320,565

328,236

359,655

396,384

Merchandise

98,732

114,461

200,327

193,160

197,824

216,307

Services

87,511

99,889

120,238

135,076

161,831

180,077

Climate Change Policy

Questions (2)

Timmy Dooley

Question:

2. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Taoiseach if he will report on the first meeting of the delivery board for the climate action plan 2019. [32877/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The Climate Action Plan, published on 17 June 2019, outlines significant new governance structures to ensure that climate policy is implemented including the establishment of a Climate Action Delivery Board within my Department.

Tackling climate action is the right thing to do, in terms of stabilising our climate, for all of us but particularly the young people here. But it is also beneficial in other ways - it is warmer homes, it is cleaner air, it is shorter commutes, less time in the car. It is also about creating new jobs, new wealth and new businesses for the future. So, even if there were no targets to reach, even if there were no fines that we might incur, this is good policy anyway. It is good economic policy, it is good social policy, it is good environment policy and we just need to make it happen.

The first meeting of the Delivery Board took place on 16 July 2019. The Board is jointly chaired by the Secretary General of my Department and the Secretary General of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. The membership comprises of Secretaries General from Departments responsible for the actions outlined in the Plan, including Secretaries General from Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; Department of Transport Tourism & Sport; Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government; Department of Education and Skills; Department of Finance; Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Department of Rural and Community Development; Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and; Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The Secretariat for the Board is provided by my Department.

At the first meeting, the Board discussed the importance of the delivery of actions outlined in the Plan and the deep level of collaboration required across Government to achieve this. The approach for measuring progress, closely following the model adopted for the Action Plan for Jobs, was also discussed as well as preparations for the first quarterly progress report on delivery of the Plan. The agenda also included discussions around the terms of reference for the Board; carbon budgets; the research base and communications strategy for the Climate Action Plan.

Social Welfare Schemes Data

Questions (3)

John Brady

Question:

3. Deputy John Brady asked the Taoiseach the number of households relying on a primary social welfare payment. [33161/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The primary focus of the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) is the collection of information on the income and living conditions of different types of households in Ireland, in order to derive indicators on poverty, deprivation and social exclusion. The latest results from SILC 2017 span the income reference period of January 2016 – December 2017.

According to the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) 2017, an estimated 17.7% of households reported having income from social welfare sources alone.

Property Valuations

Questions (4, 5)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

4. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Taoiseach the size of the commercial real estate sector; and the net and gross asset value, respectively in tabular form. [33508/19]

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Pearse Doherty

Question:

5. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Taoiseach the size in units, net asset value and gross asset value of the real estate sector by residential and commercial in Dublin city and county and outside of Dublin, respectively in tabular form. [33511/19]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 4 and 5 together.

The gross value added for the real estate sector is shown in the table below. Please note that these figures were published in August 2018 and are based on the National Income and Expenditure release of 2017 (NIE 2017). Figures based on the National Income and Expenditure release of 2018 (NIE 2018) will be available later this year.

Year 2017

Current Prices

Constant Prices

Gross Value Added for Real Estate

(Euro Millions)

17,300

16,367

Gross Value Added for the Whole Economy

(Euro Millions)

273,174

272,104

Real Estate as a Percentage of the Whole Economy

6.3%

6.0%

The Net Capital Stock and Gross Capital Stock for

- Dwellings;

- Other Buildings and Structures including Roads; and

- Roads

are shown on the following table. The Net Capital Stock includes the effect of depreciation while the Gross Capital Stock does not. Please note that these figures exclude the value of land. These figures were published in November 2018 and are based on the National Income and Expenditure release of 2017 (NIE 2017). Figures based on the National Income and Expenditure release of 2018 (NIE 2018) will be available later this year.

Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Dwellings

(excluding land)

Net Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Current Prices

(Euro Million)

198,865

202,819

207,850

218,641

225,964

235,583

248,269

Net Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Constant 2016 Prices

(Euro Million)

238,411

237,280

236,295

235,651

235,234

235,583

236,871

Gross Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Current Prices

(Euro Million)

247,528

254,723

263,350

279,314

290,934

305,383

323,568

Gross Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Constant 2016 Prices

(Euro Million)

296,690

298,028

299,495

301,142

302,909

305,383

308,674

Other Buildings and Structures including roads

Net Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Current Prices

(Euro Million)

104,106

109,259

115,477

124,554

135,740

150,605

168,460

Net Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Constant 2016 Prices

(Euro Million)

129,345

131,950

135,540

139,629

144,342

150,605

158,561

Gross Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Current Prices

(Euro Million)

167,042

176,782

187,888

203,588

222,411

246,543

274,575

Gross Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Constant 2016 Prices

(Euro Million)

207,535

213,525

220,570

228,268

236,516

246,543

258,427

Roads

Net Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Current Prices

(Euro Million)

25,317

26,248

26,789

28,057

29,584

31,444

33,217

Net Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Constant 2016 Prices

(Euro Million)

31,454

31,699

31,444

31,452

31,435

31,444

31,265

Gross Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Current Prices

(Euro Million)

36,535

38,391

39,909

42,447

45,460

49,055

52,713

Gross Capital Stock Held at End of Year at Constant 2016 Prices

(Euro Million)

45,393

46,364

46,842

47,585

48,305

49,055

49,616