Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (517)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

517. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the countries to which Ireland exports lamb; the volume and value in 2018 of total exports by country; the percentage of total exports to each country in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12430/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Sheepmeat exports increased by 1.5% in value in 2018 compared to 2017, to an estimated €314.8 million, or almost 60,000 tonnes. The following table provides sheepmeat 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

1,340

195

<1%

<1%

Belgium

27,648

3,823

8.78%

6.39%

Bulgaria

425

32

<1%

<1%

Canada

5,709

1,262

1.81%

2.11%

China (incl Hong Kong)

3,192

1,252

1.01%

2.09%

Comoros

30

6

<1%

<1%

Congo

20

19

<1%

<1%

Croatia

32

2

<1%

<1%

Czech Republic

314

29

<1%

<1%

Denmark

11,096

1,470

3.53%

2.46%

Estonia

56

14

<1%

<1%

Finland

590

110

<1%

<1%

France

102,014

18,878

32.41%

31.53%

Gabon

58

25

<1%

<1%

Germany

39,569

6,315

12.57%

10.55%

Ghana

397

399

<1%

<1%

Greece

12

2

<1%

<1%

Hungary

68

17

<1%

<1%

Italy

11,300

1,993

3.59%

3.33%

Ivory Coast

682

919

<1%

1.54%

Latvia

64

5

<1%

<1%

Luxembourg

499

62

<1%

<1%

Malta

299

28

<1%

<1%

Mozambique

35

51

<1%

<1%

Netherlands

7,182

1,533

2.28%

2.56%

Philippines

129

124

<1%

<1%

Poland

898

241

<1%

<1%

Portugal

440

50

<1%

<1%

Romania

28

2

<1%

<1%

Singapore

39

26

<1%

<1%

Slovakia

163

22

<1%

<1%

South Africa

574

708

<1%

1.18%

Spain

862

121

<1%

<1%

Sweden

23,465

4,558

7.46%

7.61%

Switzerland

18,292

1,258

5.81%

2.10%

UK (incl Northern Ireland)

56,650

14,199

18.00%

23.72%

United Arab Emirates

340

18

<1%

<1%

Vietnam

247

102

<1%

<1%

Grand Total

314,758

59,870