Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (1050)

Claire Kerrane

Question:

1050. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of beef imported into Ireland and the country of origin in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8877/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Ireland exports more than 90% of the beef it produces amounting to approximately €1.9 billion in value terms in 2020. The total value of beef imports in 2020 was just under €130,000.

The table below shows the latest figures from the CSO for beef imports to Ireland for the period requested.

Jan-Dec 2018

Jan-Dec 2019

Jan-Dec 2020

Imports

Imports

Imports

Category

Country

€000

Tonnes

€000

Tonnes

€000

Tonnes

Beef

United Kingdom

120,431

30,691

111,104

25,765

108,315

24,834

Spain

1,776

493

4,824

1,117

6,825

1,634

Netherlands

2,451

573

4,371

1,204

4,390

889

Poland

4,730

1,311

4,017

1,023

3,949

909

Belgium

194

38

835

174

1,750

372

Germany

1,772

410

1,067

175

1,347

250

Lithuania

622

277

645

287

705

314

Denmark

135

32

292

71

556

159

Italy

284

36

178

27

297

49

Sweden

424

107

480

124

274

66

Brazil

61

11

107

26

121

34

France

1,219

308

543

110

102

22

Singapore

86

25

China

239

42

39

26

59

25

St Pierre and Miquelon

53

12

Romania

2.9

0.6

27.5

5.4

19.7

3.9

Slovakia

7.5

1.8

14

3.5

Switzerland

9.1

1.6

9.1

1.6

11.4

2

Uruguay

2

0.2

3.7

0.4

Japan

3.3

0.2

3.5

0.3

Bulgaria

5.7

0.7

3.4

0.8

Australia

3.1

2

New Zealand

2.8

0.2

2.3

0.3

United States

95.9

21.1

0.1

1.7

0.1

Vietnam

21.3

1.5

0.7

0.1

Austria

82.8

52.3

0.6

0.1

Canada

0.1

Argentina

4.6

1

10.6

1.5

Latvia

1.3

0.3

2

0.6

Bangladesh

0.8

0.1

Iceland

0.1

Czech Republic

29.1

2.6

Senegal

24.1

26

Peru

7.9

0.6

Gabon

6.7

1.5

India

1.2

0.2

unspecified

406

72

359

116

Beef Total

134,633

34,439

128,971

30,212

129,252

29,724