Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (520)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

520. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the breakdown by country in volume and value in 2018 of cheddar exports; the percentage of total exports to each country in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12433/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

In 2018, Ireland exported dairy products, including cheese to more than 130 countries totalling over €4.5 billion worth of produce. Total cheddar cheese exports for 2018 was in excess of €560 million.

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

Exports of cheddar cheese from Ireland in 2018

Country

€000

Tonnes

% of Total Volume

OVERALL TOTAL

560,598

171,189

Algeria

32,057

9,776

6%

Australia

52

4

<1%

Austria

1,347

524

<1%

Bahamas

126

22

<1%

Bahrain

1,703

374

<1%

Belgium

16,096

4,708

3%

Bermuda

25

5

<1%

Canada

429

63

<1%

Cayman Islands

76

12

<1%

Chile

31

4

<1%

China (incl Hong Kong)

1,208

270

<1%

Cyprus

1,533

101

<1%

Czech Republic

384

112

<1%

Denmark

2,800

996

1%

Egypt

11,760

3,592

2%

Finland

4

<1

<1%

France

10,744

3,039

2%

Germany

38,624

11,613

7%

Gibraltar

5

1

<1%

Greece

558

109

<1%

Guatemala

365

105

<1%

Guyana

809

200

<1%

Hungary

194

35

<1%

Iraq

89

24

<1%

Italy

2,295

680

<1%

Ivory Coast

72

20

<1%

Jamaica

65

9

<1%

Japan

37,201

11,435

7%

Jordan

1,831

494

<1%

Kenya

47

10

<1%

Kuwait

785

212

<1%

Lebanon

896

226

<1%

Libya

11,936

3,136

2%

Lithuania

147

24

<1%

Malaysia

110

15

<1%

Malta

2,769

842

<1%

Mauritius

287

33

<1%

Morocco

5,778

1,805

1%

Netherlands

48,959

15,696

9%

Nigeria

30

9

<1%

Norway

737

156

<1%

Oman

38

10

<1%

Poland

574

167

<1%

Portugal

175

28

<1%

Qatar

362

66

<1%

Romania

168

48

<1%

Saudi Arabia

15,120

4,667

3%

Senegal

347

94

<1%

Seychelles

342

52

<1%

Singapore

519

151

<1%

Slovenia

10

1

<1%

South Africa

700

182

<1%

South Korea

69

20

<1%

Spain

16,088

4,341

3%

Sri Lanka

17

4

<1%

Sweden

70

6

<1%

Switzerland

456

122

<1%

Trinidad & Tabago

309

67

<1%

Tunisia

3,488

1,105

1%

Turkey

2,922

840

<1%

United Arab Emirates

5,202

1,267

1%

United Kingdom

266,445

85,280

50%

United States

12,213

2,180

1%