Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (545)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

545. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the weekly import weight of beef from January 2019 to date in 2019, in tabular form; the countries from which the beef is sourced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53400/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) provides a monthly breakdown of beef imports by weight. According to the CSO data, imports into Ireland for the period January to September 2019 were 91,867 tonnes, or €21 million in value terms. 

The following table provides further detail in relation to the countries from which these imports were sourced. 

Country

€000

Tonnes

Great Britain

69,180

16,028

Northern Ireland

11,579

2,911

Poland

3,305

861

Netherlands

2,628

886

Spain

2,380

540

Germany

716

121

Lithuania

468

208

Unknown (Non-EU)

406

72

Sweden

342

89

France

341

53

Belgium

200

43

Denmark

184

44

Italy

83

11

Brazil

24

4

Argentina

11

1

Switzerland

9

1

Slovakia

6

2

China

2

0

Uruguay

2

0

Latvia

2

1

Iceland

0

0

Grand Total

91,868

21,876