Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ceisteanna (83, 84)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

83. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the percentage of Irish firms that export to just one foreign market, according to the latest national and international data available. [24844/19]

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Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

84. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Taoiseach the median number of export markets for Irish exporting firms, according to latest national and international data available. [24845/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 83 and 84 together.

The table shows the number of enterprises who exported goods in 2017 broken down by the number of partner trading countries.

The largest grouping is enterprises who exported to just one foreign market, this group made up 49% of all exporting enterprises in 2017.

The median number of export markets is two.

Table A: Goods exporting enterprises 2017

Number of Trading Partner Countries

Number of Enterprises

% of Total Number

of Enterprises

1

4,252

49

2

1,331

15

3-5

1,390

16

6-9

638

7

10-14

373

4

15-19

216

3

>20

414

5

Total

8,614

100