Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (417)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

417. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the annual number of exporting firms between Enterprise Ireland client companies and IDA supported companies over the 2014 to 2018 period and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31110/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

Enterprise Ireland supports companies in urban and rural areas to start, innovate and remain competitive in international markets, now and into the future. Enterprise Ireland client exports reached €23.8bn in 2018, representing an increase of 6% on 2017.

Enterprise Ireland client company exports increased in 2018 across sectors such as FinTech, Digital Technologies, Engineering, Construction, Consumer Retail, Life Sciences, Food and Business Process Outsourcing. In 2018 Enterprise Ireland client companies reported strong employment performance with 215,207 people employed in companies supported by the agency.

Enterprise Ireland records client exports as part of the Annual Business Review (ABR) survey. The following table presents the number of EI client companies that reported exports in the ABR survey 2014-2018.

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

No. of EI client companies reporting exports

2,014

2,039

2,142

2,133

1,897

Source: ABR 2014-2018

Note: The table above shows the number of Enterprise Ireland clients that returned an ABR survey, that recorded an export value in the year in question. The ABR Survey takes place once a year, after year end so there are no 2019 figures available.

IDA Ireland clients in the main service markets outside of Ireland.  However, there may be some instances where clients also service the domestic market.  According to the 2017 Annual Business Survey of Economic Impact (ABSEI), 97% of goods and services produced by IDA Ireland clients were exported outside of Ireland.

The total number of IDA Ireland clients as outlined in the Annual Employment Survey (AES) for the period 2014 to 2018 is included in the following table.

Note: The AES Survey takes place once a year, after year end so there are no 2019 figures available.

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

No. of IDA client companies

1,262

1,308

1,397

1,465

1,444

Source: AES 2014-2018