Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (516)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

516. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value in 2018 of total beef exports by country; the percentage of total exports to each country in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12429/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Irish beef exports increased from €2,405 million in 2017 to €2,439 million in 2018.  The following table provides beef exports from the start of January to the end of December 2018, in both value and volume terms according to the CSO trade statistics.

Country

€000

Tonnes

% Value

% Volume

Austria

4,668

1,503

<1%

<1%

Bahrain

91

13

<1%

<1%

Belgium

54,039

5,834

2.22%

1.09%

Benin

19

26

<1%

<1%

Bulgaria

671

112

<1%

<1%

Canada

2,179

585

<1%

<1%

China (incl Hong Kong)

65,028

20,726

2.67%

3.87%

Comoros

10

20

<1%

<1%

Congo

127

151

<1%

<1%

Costa Rica

25

25

<1%

<1%

Croatia

670

120

<1%

<1%

Cyprus

400

36

<1%

<1%

Czech Republic

15,517

2,863

<1%

<1%

Denmark

40,367

10,799

1.65%

2.02%

Estonia

320

70

<1%

<1%

Finland

2,117

343

<1%

<1%

France

233,146

50,174

9.56%

9.38%

Gabon

125

50

<1%

<1%

Georgia

90

67

<1%

<1%

Germany

140,588

17,786

5.76%

3.32%

Ghana

9,454

9,319

<1%

1.74%

Gibraltar

60

14

<1%

<1%

Greece

911

84

<1%

<1%

Guinea

84

126

<1%

<1%

Guinea Bissau

28

26

<1%

<1%

Honduras

38

25

<1%

<1%

Hungary

1,072

350

<1%

<1%

Iceland

17

3

<1%

<1%

Israel

896

155

<1%

<1%

Italy

184,505

26,667

7.56%

4.98%

Ivory Coast

3,586

4,834

<1%

<1%

Jamaica

39

25

<1%

<1%

Japan

3,626

842

<1%

<1%

Latvia

8

3

<1%

<1%

Lebanon

91

39

<1%

<1%

Liberia

225

300

<1%

<1%

Libya

435

179

<1%

<1%

Lithuania

450

126

<1%

<1%

Luxembourg

4,768

362

<1%

<1%

Malta

5,849

810

<1%

<1%

Morocco

54

15

<1%

<1%

Mozambique

382

557

<1%

<1%

Netherlands

200,530

40,169

8.22%

7.51%

Norway

526

112

<1%

<1%

Papua New Guinea

38

25

<1%

<1%

Philippines

31,692

17,674

1.30%

3.30%

Poland

10,100

3,628

<1%

<1%

Portugal

16,119

3,155

<1%

<1%

Romania

1,386

234

<1%

<1%

Saudi Arabia

58

26

<1%

<1%

Senegal

3,214

3,935

<1%

<1%

Sierra Leone

35

50

<1%

<1%

Singapore

1,024

312

<1%

<1%

Slovakia

2,922

534

<1%

<1%

Slovenia

167

13

<1%

<1%

South Africa

3,008

2,614

<1%

<1%

South Korea

619

188

<1%

<1%

Spain

56,709

10,389

2.32%

1.94%

Sweden

87,540

19,669

3.59%

3.68%

Switzerland

24,624

2,103

1.01%

<1%

Togo

36

52

<1%

<1%

Trinidad &   Tabago

552

141

<1%

<1%

UK (incl Northern Ireland)

1,206,163

269,631

49.45%

50.40%

Tunisia

377

328

<1%

<1%

United Arab   Emirates

622

24

<1%

<1%

United States

9,515

2,135

<1%

<1%

Vietnam

4,876

1,686

<1%

<1%

Grand Total

2,439,227

534,991