Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (519)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

519. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the breakdown by country in volume and value in 2018 of dairy ingredient exports; the percentage of total exports to each country in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12432/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

In 2018, Ireland exported dairy products to over 130 countries totalling over €4.5 billion worth of produce, an increase of over 5% by volume compared to 2017 and another year of strong performance by the Irish dairy sector.

The following table, based on CSO data, outlines details in respect of values and tonnage by country for dairy exports, and the share of total dairy exports to that country with respect to trade in 2018.

Exports of dairy ingredients from Ireland in 2018

Country

€000

Tonnes

% of Total Volume

OVERALL TOTAL

4,564,152

1,432,956

Afghanistan

6,505

3,627

<1%

Algeria

49,889

17,301

1%

Angola

6,223

3,346

<1%

Argentina

2,722

1,080

<1%

Australia

5,088

860

<1%

Austria

12,711

3,588

<1%

Azerbaijan

77

9

<1%

Bahamas

2,154

301

<1%

Bahrain

5,501

1,086

<1%

Bangladesh

9,408

5,648

<1%

Barbados

255

37

<1%

Belarus

422

84

<1%

Belgium

150,938

32,090

2%

Benin

792

519

<1%

Bermuda

289

41

<1%

Brazil

5,214

1,861

<1%

British Virgin Islands

407

239

<1%

Bulgaria

833

230

<1%

Burkina Faso

7,333

4,068

<1%

Burma

1,354

701

<1%

Cameroon

366

160

<1%

Canada

8,921

1,150

<1%

Cape Verde

647

200

<1%

Cayman Islands

327

48

<1%

Ceuta

80

52

<1%

Chad

1,214

806

<1%

Chile

5,095

697

<1%

China (incl Hong Kong)

541,372

95,681

7%

Colombia

10,007

1,342

<1%

Congo

5,911

3,271

<1%

Congo (Dem Rep)

16,306

9,588

1%

Costa Rica

3,851

1,291

<1%

Croatia

1,451

374

<1%

Cyprus

3,151

316

<1%

Czech Republic

6,427

1,298

<1%

Denmark

14,306

5,921

<1%

Dominica

482

415

<1%

Dominican Republic

4,889

1,181

<1%

Ecuador

1,649

208

<1%

Egypt

23,453

8,486

1%

El Salvador

3,999

1,116

<1%

Ethiopia

649

72

<1%

Finland

393

89

<1%

France

204,458

55,975

4%

Gabon

1,088

657

<1%

Gambia

2,748

1,543

<1%

Georgia

191

44

<1%

Germany

357,690

105,664

7%

Ghana

15,742

10,222

1%

Gibraltar

130

18

<1%

Greece

15,332

3,121

<1%

Guatemala

8,482

1,945

<1%

Guinea

4,066

2,266

<1%

Guyana

1,005

270

<1%

Honduras

1,228

319

<1%

Hungary

1,836

372

<1%

India

135

189

<1%

Indonesia

14,035

7,413

1%

Iran

487

100

<1%

Iraq

51,805

23,818

2%

Israel

22,374

2,879

<1%

Italy

32,979

10,655

1%

Ivory Coast

10,167

6,214

<1%

Jamaica

1,175

504

<1%

Japan

40,728

12,169

1%

Jordan

19,375

5,008

<1%

Kenya

923

463

<1%

Kuwait

15,489

1,984

<1%

Latvia

2,305

549

<1%

Lebanon

8,730

2,779

<1%

Liberia

973

557

<1%

Libya

14,127

3,458

<1%

Lithuania

168

28

<1%

Madagascar

544

191

<1%

Malawi

4,629

1,969

<1%

Malaysia

52,548

28,019

2%

Maldives

35

47

<1%

Mali

29,094

18,793

1%

Malta

4,595

1,564

<1%

Marshall Islands

31

3

<1%

Mauritania

2,903

1,729

<1%

Mauritius

2,130

777

<1%

Mexico

43,222

11,067

1%

Morocco

18,804

4,871

<1%

Mozambique

44

28

<1%

Nepal

30

47

<1%

Netherlands

610,758

192,069

13%

New Zealand

9,256

5,631

<1%

Nicaragua

63

5

<1%

Niger

4,250

2,554

<1%

Nigeria

77,329

43,531

3%

Norway

1,409

274

<1%

Occupied Palestine

6,805

681

<1%

Oman

10,065

1,538

<1%

Other (Non-EU)

144

15

<1%

Pakistan

10,902

6,294

<1%

Panama

4,111

345

<1%

Peru

11,704

2,164

<1%

Philippines

17,871

8,749

1%

Poland

80,434

28,383

2%

Portugal

4,340

1,203

<1%

Qatar

4,994

648

<1%

Romania

3,456

795

<1%

Russia

24,986

7,759

1%

Sao Tome & Principe

46

27

<1%

Saudi Arabia

101,405

16,145

1%

Senegal

43,365

24,564

2%

Seychelles

800

133

<1%

Sierra Leone

461

266

<1%

Singapore

17,671

7,696

1%

Slovakia

418

110

<1%

Slovenia

1,010

261

<1%

Somalia

647

85

<1%

South Africa

23,478

9,643

1%

South Korea

4,031

1,378

<1%

Spain

62,945

16,031

1%

Sri Lanka

91

14

<1%

St Vincent & Grenadines

238

101

<1%

Sudan

1,219

625

<1%

Surinam

1,631

521

<1%

Swaziland

76

9

<1%

Sweden

6,376

1,434

<1%

Switzerland

5,644

1,588

<1%

Syria

2,429

2,708

<1%

Taiwan

19,262

2,248

<1%

Tanzania United Rep

1,441

855

<1%

Thailand

23,185

9,067

1%

Togo

10,672

6,415

<1%

Trinidad and Tabago

8,427

2,499

<1%

Tunisia

6,866

2,483

<1%

Turkey

32,758

6,489

<1%

United Arab Emirates

40,478

14,635

1%

United Kingdom

1,021,759

407,540

28%

United States

293,398

48,232

3%

Vietnam

10,915

2,482

<1%

Yemen

3,253

1,491

<1%

Zambia

1,728

842

<1%

Zimbabwe

1,511

935

<1%