Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ceisteanna (99)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

99. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the number of SMEs that account for total exports of goods and services on a percentage basis by each country in 2017 and 2018; and the number of persons employed in such SMEs. [1995/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

The exact data requested by the Deputy is not available. Table A shows the most recent year data is available for exports of goods by SMEs is 2016. There is no breakdown by country available.

Table A : Goods exports by enterprise size 2016

Enterprise size

Value

€million

% of total

Number of enterprises

% of total

Micro

6,917

6

5,007

59

Small

7,507

6

2,143

25

Medium

22,020

19

750

9

SMEs

36,443

31

7,900

92

Large

79,526

67

263

3

Unknown

2,261

2

382

4

Total

118,230

100

8,545

100

Micro (0-9 employees), Small (10-49 employees), Medium (50-249 employees), Large (over 250 employees).

The official measure of Ireland's trade in services is produced by the Central Statistics Office. The value of services exports on a percentage basis with a breakdown by country of destination is shown in the International Trade in Services release. The following table is from the latest edition which contains data for 2017. The volumes of services are not available.

Exports of Services by country in 2017

Country

€ million

% Share

Argentina

170

0.11

Australia

3,654

2.29

Austria

939

0.59

Bahamas

28

0.02

Bahrain

62

0.04

Barbados

91

0.06

Belgium

2,920

1.83

Bermuda

624

0.39

Brazil

1,262

0.79

Bulgaria

96

0.06

Canada

1,903

1.19

Cayman Islands

555

0.35

China

4,042

2.53

Colombia

150

0.09

Croatia

71

0.04

Curacao

2

0.00

Czech Republic

426

0.27

Denmark

1,663

1.04

Dominican Republic

0

0.00

Ecuador

17

0.01

Egypt

218

0.14

El Salvador

16

0.01

Estonia

39

0.02

Ethiopia

91

0.06

Finland

1,222

0.77

France

6,704

4.20

Germany

11,939

7.48

Gibraltar

71

0.04

Greece

367

0.23

Guernsey

90

0.06

Hong Kong

685

0.43

India

2,972

1.86

Indonesia

451

0.28

International Organisations

18

0.01

Isle of Man 

80

0.05

Israel

995

0.62

Italy

6,469

4.05

Jamaica

1

0.00

Japan

5,743

3.60

Jersey

113

0.07

Jordan

98

0.06

Kazakhstan

119

0.07

Kenya

88

0.06

Kuwait

123

0.08

Latvia

71

0.04

Lebanon

48

0.03

Libya

20

0.01

Lithuania

104

0.07

Luxembourg

-1,553

-0.97

Macao

20

0.01

Malaysia

344

0.22

Malta

109

0.07

Marshall Islands

2

0.00

Mexico

682

0.43

Netherlands

4,983

3.12

New Zealand

203

0.13

Nigeria

120

0.08

Norway

2,069

1.30

Oman

87

0.05

Pakistan

109

0.07

Panama

61

0.04

Philippines

224

0.14

Poland

1,267

0.79

Portugal

790

0.49

Qatar

389

0.24

Romania

119

0.07

Russian Federation

1,594

1.00

Saudi Arabia

646

0.40

Singapore

3,724

2.33

Slovakia

110

0.07

Slovenia

70

0.04

South Africa

1,063

0.67

South Korea

846

0.53

Spain

3,693

2.31

Sri Lanka

34

0.02

Sweden

3,441

2.15

Switzerland

3,728

2.33

Taiwan, Province of China

679

0.43

Thailand

300

0.19

Trinidad and Tobago

16

0.01

Tunisia

21

0.01

Turkey

685

0.43

Ukraine

88

0.06

United Kingdom

26,266

16.45

United States

18,475

11.57

Uruguay

4

0.00

Venezuela

19

0.01

Viet Nam

164

0.10

Virgin Islands, British 

89

0.06

Virgin Islands, US

4

0.00

Countries not included above *

26,287

16.46

World total

159,701

100.00

Source: International Trade in Services 2017

* Confidential & not geographically allocated