Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Ceisteanna (568)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

568. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the value and range of meat products, including horse meat, imported each year for the past two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9683/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The following table, drawn from the official CSO Trade Statistics gives a breakdown of meat imports into Ireland in 2012 and 2011.

 

2011

2012

Category of Meat

€ 000

Tonnes

€ 000

Tonnes

Poultry

284,092

85,998

326,909

99,187

Pigmeat

214,044

79,027

243,634

81,983

Beef

158,459

46,240

150,054

40,032

Sheepmeat

14,230

3,444

18,384

3,668

Other Meat & Meat Produce

40,739

12,193

38,700

11,331

Including, Meat of Horses, Asses, Mules of Hinnies

             0

            0

           5

          0*

Grand Total

711,564

226,902

777,681

236,201

* The weight of product is too low to feature in official statistics