Census of Population Data

Ceisteanna (77)

James Browne

Ceist:

77. Deputy James Browne asked the Taoiseach the small area data on County Wexford areas that suffered a population drop between the censuses of 2006 and 2011, 2011 and 2016, and 2006 and 2016; and the percentage of the decrease each area suffered. [11021/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

County Wexford contains 616 Small Areas. Small Areas are the lowest level of geography at which Census data is produced and typically contain between 50 and 200 dwellings. These were designed by the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) on behalf of the Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and in consultation with the Central Statistics Office. Small Areas are nested within Electoral Division boundaries.

A table is available at the following link:

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Small Area level data is not available for Census 2006. The lowest level of geography at which the Census 2006 data was produced was Electoral Division (ED). There are 124 EDs in Wexford. The following three tables list the 16 EDs where population declines were recorded between 2006 and 2011, the 12 EDs where population declines were recorded between 2006 and 2016 and the 33 EDs where population declines were recorded between 2011 and 2016 respectively:
Population fall by Small Area in Wexford County, 2016
Population decline by Electoral Division in Wexford County, 2006 – 2011

Name

Defacto Population

Actual change

Percentage change

2006

2011

2006 - 2011

2006 - 2011

Enniscorthy Urban

2723

2384

-339

-12.45%

New Ross Urban

4034

3907

-127

-3.15%

Rosbercon Urban

643

626

-17

-2.64%

Wexford No. 1 Urban

1699

1581

-118

-6.95%

Wexford No. 2 Urban

4559

4126

-433

-9.50%

Wexford No. 3 Urban

1372

1321

-51

-3.72%

Moyacomb

473

444

-29

-6.13%

Newtownbarry

2326

2315

-11

-0.47%

Gorey Urban

3479

3463

-16

-0.46%

Barrack Village

95

92

-3

-3.16%

Carrickbyrne

545

534

-11

-2.02%

Fethard

919

890

-29

-3.16%

Newbawn

565

564

-1

-0.18%

Drinagh

1191

1166

-25

-2.10%

Kilpatrick

753

741

-12

-1.59%

Taghmon

1124

1078

-46

-4.09%

Population decline by Electoral Division in Wexford County, 2006 - 2016

Name

Defacto Population

Actual change

Percentage change

2006

2016

2006 - 2016

2006 - 2016

Enniscorthy Urban

2723

2666

-57

-2.09%

New Ross Urban

4034

3768

-266

-6.59%

Wexford No. 1 Urban

1699

1613

-86

-5.06%

Wexford No. 2 Urban

4559

4087

-472

-10.35%

Wexford No. 3 Urban

1372

1243

-129

-9.40%

Moyacomb

473

409

-64

-13.53%

Newtownbarry

2326

2284

-42

-1.81%

Barrack Village

95

92

-3

-3.16%

Fethard

919

850

-69

-7.51%

Drinagh

1191

1139

-52

-4.37%

Taghmon

1124

1026

-98

-8.72%

Tomhaggard

588

582

-6

-1.02%

Population decline by Electoral Division in Wexford County, 2011 – 2016

Name

Defacto Population

Actual change

Percentage change

2011

2016

2011 - 2016

2011 - 2016

New Ross Urban

3907

3768

-139

-3.56%

Wexford No. 2 Urban

4126

4087

-39

-0.95%

Wexford No. 3 Urban

1321

1243

-78

-5.90%

Ballindaggan

806

799

-7

-0.87%

Ballycarney

432

429

-3

-0.69%

Ballyhuskard

1589

1579

-10

-0.63%

Bree

1386

1361

-25

-1.80%

Clonroche

1286

1252

-34

-2.64%

Kilbora

390

387

-3

-0.77%

Kiltealy

461

456

-5

-1.08%

Moyacomb

444

409

-35

-7.88%

Newtownbarry

2315

2284

-31

-1.34%

Ford

538

536

-2

-0.37%

Huntingtown

319

316

-3

-0.94%

Ballyhack

1302

1241

-61

-4.69%

Clongeen

911

886

-25

-2.74%

Clonleigh

448

421

-27

-6.03%

Fethard

890

850

-40

-4.49%

Killesk

713

686

-27

-3.79%

New Ross Rural

4014

3942

-72

-1.79%

Rathroe

838

824

-14

-1.67%

Templetown

585

577

-8

-1.37%

Whitemoor

584

581

-3

-0.51%

Artramon

660

642

-18

-2.73%

Ballymitty

529

524

-5

-0.95%

Bannow

1194

1116

-78

-6.53%

Carrick

1835

1779

-56

-3.05%

Drinagh

1166

1139

-27

-2.32%

Forth

863

831

-32

-3.71%

Kilcowan

521

492

-29

-5.57%

Kilscoran

967

954

-13

-1.34%

Taghmon

1078

1026

-52

-4.82%

Tomhaggard

594

582

-12

-2.02%

Strategic Communications Unit

Ceisteanna (78)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

78. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the source of a briefing note as published online (details supplied); and if a departmental official or member of the strategic communications unit was involved in compiling this briefing note. [11128/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The Strategic Communications Unit in my Department had no correspondence with Mr Ryan and had no involvement in compiling the briefing note referred to by the Deputy.

Strategic Communications Unit

Ceisteanna (79, 122, 145, 146)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

79. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the details of all 2018 information and communication campaigns that the strategic communications unit is working on or planning for roll-out in 2018 and beyond; and the estimated budget spend projected for each such project in tabular form. [11129/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Niall Collins

Ceist:

122. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach if the strategic communications unit is working on or planning information campaigns in local regional and national media in 2018 that cover Government programmes (details supplied). [11983/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Niall Collins

Ceist:

145. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the role envisaged by the strategic communications unit towards the commitment in Enterprise 2025 Renewed to accelerate efforts to diversify source markets for FDI, supported by stronger cross-government strategic communications; if meetings have taken place between the unit and other departmental officials and ministerial advisers in addition to State agencies regarding this objective; and the budget allocation for this objective in 2018. [13020/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Niall Collins

Ceist:

146. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the plans of the strategic communications unit to coordinate a national Brexit preparedness public information and awareness campaign in 2018 as confirmed in Enterprise 2025 Renewed; the specific Department budget allocated towards this objective in 2018; the amount expended to date; and the number of meetings with other departmental officials and ministerial advisers in addition to State agencies to date on this campaign in tabular form. [13021/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 79, 122, 145 and 146 together.

A number of cross-Government priority communications campaigns have been agreed by Government following consultation with the responsible Minister and Secretary General. However, the work of the SCU is now under review. The review is planned to be concluded by Easter. The results of the review will inform the work plan, structure and scope of activities for the remainder of 2018.

Departmental Staff Data

Ceisteanna (80, 124, 130, 132, 133)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

80. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the number of full-time and part-time staff employed in the strategic communications unit in 2017 and to date in 2018, by staff according to civil service grade, communications personnel and other staff; the funding allocated to the unit in 2017 and expended; and the budget allocation in 2018 broken down between salary and non salary allocations in tabular form. [11014/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Brendan Howlin

Ceist:

124. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Taoiseach if a panel has been established in his Department for communications officers; if a Civil Service position of head of communications or similar role or description has been appointed in his Department; if so, when the appointment occurred; the grade at which it occurred; the reason for same; the policy the appointment was based on; the person that approved the appointment; and if he plans to make such an appointment. [11985/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

130. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach if he has satisfied himself that all Public Appointments Service and TLAC procedures were adhered to in the appointment of a person (details supplied) to the strategic communications unit; the duration of their contract; and if there is an optional extension of the contract. [11991/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

132. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach the way in which Civil Service staff were redeployed into the strategic communications unit in his Department; the organisational structure of that section; the grades of staff; the number of non-Civil Service staff in the unit; and the reporting structure for those staff. [11993/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

133. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Taoiseach the staff complement within the strategic communications unit; the grades and roles and roles of each; the staff that are existing civil servants; the number that have been brought in from outside the Civil Service; and the salary costs of same. [12005/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 80, 124, 130, 132 and 133 together.

The Strategic Communications Unit (SCU) was established in my Department in September 2017 and the work of the Unit is currently under review.

There are currently fifteen staff in the Unit and all work on a full-time basis. The Director of the Unit was seconded to my Department from Fáilte Ireland and remains an employee of Fáilte Ireland. He was previously seconded to the (then) Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as Director of Ireland 2016.

No other Head of Communications position has been established by my Department.

On establishment of the Unit, staff in the Government Information Service (GIS) and some staff working on communications projects in my Department were redeployed to work in the SCU. The salary scale, employment status and provenance of all staff working in the SCU is detailed in the following table:

Position (relevant salary scale)

Employment Status

Provenance

Director (Assistant Secretary)

Public Servant

Seconded to the Department of the Taoiseach from Fáilte Ireland

Principal Officer

Civil Servant

Seconded to the Department of the Taoiseach from the National Shared Services Office

Assistant Principal Officer

Civil Servant

Redeployed to the SCU from the GIS

Assistant Principal Officer

Civil Servant

Redeployed to the SCU from another communications role in the Department of the Taoiseach

Assistant Principal Officer

Civil Servant

Redeployed to the SCU from another communications role in the Department of the Taoiseach

Assistant Principal Officer

Civil Servant

Seconded to the Department of the Taoiseach from the Department of Health

Higher Executive Officer

Civil Servant

Redeployed to the SCU from the Citizens’ Assembly

Higher Executive Officer equivalent

Public Servant

Seconded to the Department of the Taoiseach from Fáilte Ireland

Administrative Officer

Civil Servant

Redeployed to the SCU from the GIS

Administrative Officer

Civil Servant

Seconded to the Department of the Taoiseach from the Department of Health

Administrative Officer

Civil Servant

Seconded to the Department of the Taoiseach from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Media and Communications Assistant (Executive Officer)

Civil Servant

Redeployed to the SCU from the GIS

Media and Communications Assistant (Executive Officer)

Civil Servant

Redeployed to the SCU from the GIS

Media and Communications Assistant (Executive Officer)

Civil Servant

Redeployed to the SCU from the GIS

Executive Officer

Civil Servant

Redeployed to the SCU from another communications role in the Department of the Taoiseach

All staff working in the SCU - with the exception of the two staff members seconded from Fáilte Ireland and existing Department of the Taoiseach staff redeployed to work in the Unit - responded to a cross-civil and public service request for expressions of interest and interviewed for their roles. Arising from this process, four applicants were also placed on panels to fill any vacancies that may arise in the Unit in the future.

The standard civil service reporting structure applies within the Unit and the Director of the Unit reports to the Secretary General of my Department.

Because the SCU was established in Q3 2017, provision was not made for it in my Department's 2017 Estimates. Approximately €50,000 was expended by the SCU from September to December 2017 and was met from my Department’s administrative budget.

In Budget 2018, provision was made in my Department’s 2018 Estimates for a non-pay budget of €5m to be made available to the SCU.

Salary budgets are not delegated to individual Divisions / Business Units in my Department. All salary costs for the SCU are met from my Department's administrative budget.

Exports Data

Ceisteanna (81)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

81. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the volume and value of exports in euro terms based on the most recent data on a percentage basis in 2016 and 2017 by country in tabular form. [11015/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The official measure of Ireland's exports is produced by the Central Statistics Office. The value of goods and service exports on a percentage basis with a breakdown by country of destination is shown in the Statistical Yearbook of Ireland. The table below is from the latest edition which contains data for 2016. For Balance of Payments and National Accounts purposes the data include conceptual adjustments for goods exports which relate to the recognition of a change of economic ownership taking place. The volumes of both goods and services exports are not available.

Exports of Goods and Services 2016

Country

€ million

% Share

Andorra

1

0.00

Afghanistan

16

0.00

Albania

15

0.00

Algeria

98

0.03

American Samoa

0

0.00

Angola

27

0.01

Anguilla

0

0.00

Antarctica

0

0.00

Argentina

508

0.15

Armenia

2

0.00

Australia

4,596

1.37

Austria

-1,045

-0.31

Azerbaijan

11

0.00

Bahamas

71

0.02

Bahrain

101

0.03

Bangladesh

18

0.01

Barbados

80

0.02

Belarus

31

0.01

Belgium

19,612

5.85

Belize

1

0.00

Benin

6

0.00

Bermuda

-5,581

-1.67

Bolivia

15

0.00

Bosnia and Herzegovina

24

0.01

Botswana

4

0.00

Bouvet Island

0

0.00

Brazil

1,334

0.40

Brunei Darussalam

9

0.00

Bulgaria

183

0.05

Burkina Faso

33

0.01

Burundi

0

0.00

Cambodia

6

0.00

Cameroon

22

0.01

Canada

2,698

0.81

Cayman Islands

-555

-0.17

Central African republic

1

0.00

Chad

2

0.00

Chile

496

0.15

China

22,058

6.58

Christmas Island

0

0.00

Colombia

-1,244

-0.37

Comoros

1

0.00

Congo

16

0.00

Congo The Democratic Republic

14

0.00

Cook Islands

0

0.00

Costa Rica

48

0.01

Cote d'Ivoire

19

0.01

Croatia

127

0.04

Cuba

9

0.00

Curacao

3

0.00

Cyprus

-49

-0.01

Czech Republic

833

0.25

Denmark

2,716

0.81

Djibouti

0

0.00

Dominica

0

0.00

Dominican Republic

6

0.00

Ecuador

39

0.01

Egypt

241

0.07

El Salvador

22

0.01

Equatorial Guinea

1

0.00

Eritrea

0

0.00

Estonia

81

0.02

Ethiopia

101

0.03

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

0

0.00

Fiji

21

0.01

Finland

1,746

0.52

France

14,375

4.29

French Southern Territories

0

0.00

Gabon

4

0.00

Gambia

2

0.00

Georgia

17

0.01

Germany

23,869

7.12

Ghana

52

0.02

Gibraltar

70

0.02

Greece

653

0.19

Grenada

0

0.00

Guadeloupe

0

0.00

Guam

1

0.00

Guatemala

61

0.02

Guinea

2

0.00

Guinea-Bissau

0

0.00

Guyana

2

0.00

Haiti

2

0.00

Heard Island and McDonald Island

0

0.00

Honduras

3

0.00

Hong Kong

3,961

1.18

Hungary

1,812

0.54

Iceland

228

0.07

India

3,850

1.15

Indonesia

429

0.13

Iran Islamic Republic of

72

0.02

Iraq

88

0.03

Isle of Man

87

0.03

Israel

2,600

0.78

Italy

11,465

3.42

Jamaica

4

0.00

Japan

13,674

4.08

Jersey

104

0.03

Jordan

159

0.05

Kazakhstan

142

0.04

Kenya

81

0.02

Kiribati

0

0.00

Korea Republic of

1,847

0.55

Kuwait

219

0.07

Kyrgyzstan

0

0.00

Lao People's Democratic Republic

10

0.00

Latvia

127

0.04

Lebanon

174

0.05

Lesotho

1

0.00

Liberia

4

0.00

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

86

0.03

Lithuania

147

0.04

Luxembourg

-3,029

-0.90

Macao

68

0.02

Macedonia The Former Yugoslav Republic of

13

0.00

Madagascar

0

0.00

Malawi

6

0.00

Malaysia

905

0.27

Mali

25

0.01

Malta

160

0.05

Martinigue

0

0.00

Mauritania

1

0.00

Mauritius

19

0.01

Mayotte

0

0.00

Mexico

2,047

0.61

Moldova Republic of

4

0.00

Monaco

2

0.00

Mongolia

13

0.00

Montenegro

14

0.00

Montserrat

0

0.00

Morocco

150

0.04

Mozambique

10

0.00

Myanmar

29

0.01

Namibia

5

0.00

Nauru

0

0.00

Nepal

1

0.00

Netherlands

13,602

4.06

New Caledonia

7

0.00

New Zealand

359

0.11

Nicaragua

1

0.00

Niger

3

0.00

Nigeria

371

0.11

Northern Mariana Islands

0

0.00

Norway

2,434

0.73

Oman

166

0.05

Pakistan

154

0.05

Palestinian Territory Occupied

9

0.00

Panama

67

0.02

Papua New Guinea

3

0.00

Paraguay

3

0.00

Peru

33

0.01

Philippines

499

0.15

Pitcairn

0

0.00

Poland

2,864

0.85

Portugal

1,835

0.55

Puerto Rico

857

0.26

Qatar

353

0.11

Romania

380

0.11

Russian Federation

2,787

0.83

Rwanda

8

0.00

Saint Helena

0

0.00

Saint Kitts and Nevis

1

0.00

Saint Lucia

4

0.00

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

0

0.00

Saint Vincent and the Grenadin

1

0.00

Samoa

2

0.00

San Marino

0

0.00

Saudi Arabia

1,449

0.43

Senegal

52

0.02

Serbia

38

0.01

Seychelles

2

0.00

Sierra Leone

2

0.00

Singapore

5,651

1.69

Slovakia

176

0.05

Slovenia

168

0.05

Solomon Islands

0

0.00

Somalia

1

0.00

South Africa

1,470

0.44

South Georgia and the South Sandwich islands

0

0.00

South Sudan

0

0.00

Spain

8,643

2.58

Sri Lanka

34

0.01

St Maarten

1

0.00

Sudan

15

0.00

Swaziland

10

0.00

Sweden

4,642

1.39

Switzerland

11,039

3.29

Syrian Arab Republic

8

0.00

Taiwan Province of China

1,857

0.55

Tajikistan

0

0.00

Tanzania United Republic of

20

0.01

Thailand

526

0.16

Timor-Leste

0

0.00

Togo

14

0.00

Tokelau

3

0.00

Tonga

4

0.00

Trinidad and Tobago

33

0.01

Tunisia

41

0.01

Turkey

2,576

0.77

Turkmenistan

9

0.00

Turks and Caicos Islands

0

0.00

Tuvalu

0

0.00

Uganda

14

0.00

Ukraine

112

0.03

United Arab Emirates

2,070

0.62

United Kingdom

42,882

12.80

United States

63,734

19.02

Uruguay

39

0.01

US Minor outlying islands

9

0.00

Uzbekistan

18

0.01

Vatican City State

0

0.00

Venezuela

20

0.01

Viet Nam

371

0.11

Virgin Islands British

61

0.02

Virgin Islands US

9

0.00

Wallis and Futuna

0

0.00

Western Sahara

0

0.00

Yemen

8

0.00

Zambia

6

0.00

Zimbabwe

19

0.01

Countries not included above

29,808

8.90

Total

335,043

100.00

Source: The Statistical Yearbook of Ireland Table 16.2

Imports Data

Ceisteanna (82)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

82. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the volume and value of imports in euro terms based on the most recent data on a percentage basis in 2016 and 2017 by country in tabular form. [11016/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The official measure of Ireland's imports is produced by the Central Statistics Office. The value of goods and service imports on a percentage basis with a breakdown by country of destination is shown in the Statistical Yearbook of Ireland. The table is from the latest edition which contains data for 2016. For Balance of Payments and National Accounts purposes the data include conceptual adjustments for goods imports which relate to the recognition of a change of economic ownership taking place. The volumes of both goods and services imports are not available.

Imports of Goods and Services 2016

Country

€ million

% Share

Afghanistan

0

0.00

Albania

2

0.00

Algeria

27

0.01

American Samoa

0

0.00

Andorra

0

0.00

Angola

0

0.00

Anguilla

0

0.00

Antarctica

0

0.00

Antigua and Barbuda

0

0.00

Argentina

237

0.09

Aruba

0

0.00

Australia

335

0.12

Austria

546

0.20

Azerbaijan

62

0.02

Bangladesh

110

0.04

Barbados

117

0.04

Belarus

8

0.00

Belgium

4,994

1.82

Belize

12

0.00

Benin

0

0.00

Bermuda

4,062

1.48

Bolivia

3

0.00

Bonaire St Eustatius Saba

0

0.00

Bosnia and Herzegovina

0

0.00

Brazil

416

0.15

Brunei Darussalam

1

0.00

Bulgaria

64

0.02

Burkina Faso

0

0.00

Cambodia

37

0.01

Cameroon

16

0.01

Canada

750

0.27

Central African republic

0

0.00

Chad

0

0.00

Chile

65

0.02

China

3,834

1.40

Christmas Island

0

0.00

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

0

0.00

Colombia

83

0.03

Comoros

0

0.00

Congo

3

0.00

Congo The Democratic Republic

0

0.00

Cook Islands

0

0.00

Costa Rica

96

0.03

Cote d'Ivoire

53

0.02

Croatia

81

0.03

Cuba

0

0.00

Curacao

0

0.00

Cyprus

49

0.02

Czech Republic

728

0.27

Denmark

915

0.33

Djibouti

0

0.00

Dominica

0

0.00

Dominican Republic

2

0.00

Ecuador

12

0.00

Egypt

114

0.04

El Salvador

3

0.00

Equatorial Guinea

0

0.00

Eritrea

0

0.00

Estonia

24

0.01

Ethiopia

4

0.00

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

0

0.00

Faroe Islands

0

0.00

Fiji

0

0.00

Finland

718

0.26

France

12,143

4.43

French Polynesia

0

0.00

Gabon

0

0.00

Gambia

0

0.00

Germany

11,348

4.14

Ghana

6

0.00

Greece

319

0.12

Grenada

0

0.00

Guadeloupe

0

0.00

Guam

0

0.00

Guatemala

3

0.00

Guernsey

24

0.01

Guinea

132

0.05

Guyana

10

0.00

Haiti

0

0.00

Heard Island and McDonald Island

0

0.00

Honduras

4

0.00

Hong Kong

166

0.06

Hungary

264

0.10

Iceland

14

0.01

India

1,100

0.40

Indonesia

73

0.03

Iran Islamic Republic of

0

0.00

Iraq

1

0.00

Israel

250

0.09

Italy

4,971

1.81

Jamaica

0

0.00

Japan

1,817

0.66

Jordan

12

0.00

Kazakhstan

4

0.00

Kenya

27

0.01

Kiribati

0

0.00

Korea (North)

0

0.00

Korea Republic of

542

0.20

Kuwait

1

0.00

Kyrgyzstan

0

0.00

Lao People's Democratic Republic

1

0.00

Latvia

83

0.03

Lebanon

22

0.01

Lesotho

0

0.00

Liberia

8

0.00

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

4

0.00

Lithuania

107

0.04

Macao

2

0.00

Macedonia The Former Yugoslav

0

0.00

Madagascar

0

0.00

Malawi

0

0.00

Malaysia

185

0.07

Maldives

6

0.00

Mali

0

0.00

Malta

840

0.31

Marshall Islands

7

0.00

Martinigue

0

0.00

Mauritania

0

0.00

Mauritius

12

0.00

Mayotte

0

0.00

Mexico

537

0.20

Moldova Republic of

0

0.00

Monaco

18

0.01

Mongolia

0

0.00

Montserrat

0

0.00

Morocco

65

0.02

Mozambique

2

0.00

Myanmar

7

0.00

Namibia

1

0.00

Nauru

0

0.00

Nepal

0

0.00

Netherlands

22,029

8.03

New Zealand

30

0.01

Nicaragua

2

0.00

Niger

0

0.00

Nigeria

78

0.03

Norway

1,547

0.56

Oman

9

0.00

Pakistan

18

0.01

Palestinian Territory Occupied

0

0.00

Panama

47

0.02

Papua New Guinea

1

0.00

Paraguay

4

0.00

Peru

15

0.01

Philippines

455

0.17

Pitcairn

0

0.00

Poland

1,044

0.38

Portugal

750

0.27

Puerto Rico

8,443

3.08

Qatar

167

0.06

Reunion

0

0.00

Romania

197

0.07

Russian Federation

401

0.15

Rwanda

0

0.00

Saint Helena

0

0.00

Saint Kitts and Nevis

0

0.00

Saint Lucia

0

0.00

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

0

0.00

Saint Vincent and the Grenadin

0

0.00

Samoa

0

0.00

San Marino

0

0.00

Sao Tome and Principe

0

0.00

Saudi Arabia

361

0.13

Senegal

7

0.00

Seychelles

0

0.00

Slovakia

80

0.03

Slovenia

58

0.02

Solomon Islands

0

0.00

Somalia

0

0.00

South Africa

266

0.10

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

0

0.00

South Sudan

0

0.00

Spain

3,915

1.43

Sri Lanka

26

0.01

St Maarten

0

0.00

Sudan

2

0.00

Suriname

0

0.00

Sweden

1,001

0.36

Syrian Arab Republic

0

0.00

Taiwan Province of China

2,365

0.86

Tajikistan

0

0.00

Tanzania United Republic of

1

0.00

Thailand

389

0.14

Timor-Leste

0

0.00

Togo

0

0.00

Tokelau

0

0.00

Tonga

0

0.00

Trinidad and Tobago

15

0.01

Tunisia

14

0.01

Turkey

501

0.18

Turkmenistan

2

0.00

Turks and Caicos Islands

0

0.00

Tuvalu

0

0.00

Uganda

2

0.00

Ukraine

59

0.02

United Arab Emirates

217

0.08

United Kingdom

33,315

12.14

United States

47,105

17.17

Uruguay

6

0.00

Uzbekistan

0

0.00

Vatican City State

0

0.00

Venezuela

4

0.00

Viet Nam

93

0.03

Virgin Islands US

0

0.00

Wallis and Futuna

0

0.00

Zambia

0

0.00

Zimbabwe

0

0.00

Countries not included above

95,636

34.85

Total

274,398

100.00

Source: The Statistical Yearbook of Ireland  Table 16.3

Exports Data

Questions Nos. 84 to 87, inclusive,answered with Question No. 74.

Ceisteanna (83)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

83. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach the amount in Euro in value of goods only exported from Irish based firms in 2016 and 2017, by country in tabular form; and the percentage share of such exports to each country in this period as a proportion of the total share. [11017/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The information on the value of goods exported from Irish based firms only as requested by the Deputy is not available. In 2017 Ireland exported goods to 218 countries. The following table shows the top 16 trading partners covering 87% of total exports:

Table A : Exports of Goods by country 2016-2017 and percentage share of total exports.

Country

2016 €m

2017 €m

2016 % of Value

2017 % of Value

United States

31,898

33,219

26.7

27.1

Belgium

14,617

13,355

12.3

10.9

Great Britain

13,380

14,476

11.2

11.8

Germany

8,025

10,067

6.7

8.2

Switzerland

6,318

6,212

5.3

5.1

Netherlands

5,895

5,928

4.9

4.8

France

5,069

5,332

4.2

4.4

China

3,102

4,378

2.6

3.6

Spain

2,972

2,597

2.5

2.1

Japan

2,887

2,579

2.4

2.1

Italy

2,415

2,618

2.0

2.1

Northern Ireland

1,655

1,961

1.4

1.6

Australia

1,476

889

1.2

0.7

Israel

1,475

271

1.2

0.2

Poland

1,371

1,329

1.1

1.1

Mexico

1,358

1,428

1.1

1.2

Rest of the World

15,379

15,900

12.9

13.0

Grand Total

119,292

122,539

100

100

Questions Nos. 84 to 87, inclusive,answered with Question No. 74.