Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Questions (149)

Johnny Guirke

Question:

149. Deputy Johnny Guirke asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the annual level in financial terms of import and export trade between Ireland and Israeli businesses in the occupied territories of Palestine in each of the years 2011 to 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29727/21]

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Written answers (Question to Enterprise)

The Central Statistics Office compiles statistical data in relation to Goods Exports and Imports. Statistics are collated in relation to the overall value of trade between Ireland and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; statistics are not available in relation to import and export trade with individual businesses.

In the period 2011–2020, the annual value of goods exports from Ireland to the Occupied Palestinian Territory grew from €691,000 in 2011 and stood at €1.85 million in 2020.  The main goods exported to Occupied Palestinian Territory from Ireland are Infant formula and Medical & Pharmaceutical Products. 

 

Year

Value of Ireland’s Goods Exports to Occupied Palestinian Territory €’000

2011

691

2012

330

2013

224

2014

4,917

2015

6,931

2016

9,282

2017

7,594

2018

8,303

2019

8,354

2020

1,859

In the period 2011–2020, the annual value of goods imports from Occupied Palestinian Territory to Ireland has fluctuated from its highest value of €89,000 in 2012.  In 2020, the value of goods imports from Occupied Palestinian Territory to Ireland was valued at €65,000, comprising imports of dates and cotton. 

 

Year

Value of Ireland’s Goods Imports from Occupied Palestinian Territory €’000

2011

52

2012

89

2013

58

2014

4

2015

0

2016

9

2017

0

2018

7

2019

0

2020

65