Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2112, 2113, 2114, 2115, 2116, 2117, 2118, 2119, 2120, 2121)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2112. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of cheddar imports from the United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34266/19]

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Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2113. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of cheddar imports from Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34267/19]

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Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2114. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of cheddar exports to Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019. [34268/19]

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Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2115. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of cheddar exports to the United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34269/19]

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Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2116. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of liquid milk exports to Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019. [34270/19]

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Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2117. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of liquid milk imports from Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019. [34271/19]

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Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2118. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of dairy ingredient exports to Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019. [34272/19]

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Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2119. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of dairy ingredient imports from Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019. [34273/19]

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Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2120. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of dairy ingredient exports to the UK excluding Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34274/19]

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Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

2121. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the volume and value of dairy ingredient imports from the UK excluding Northern Ireland in 2019 to 30 June 2019, in tabular form. [34275/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2112 to 2121, inclusive, together.

In 2018, Ireland exported dairy products to approximately 140 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. I expect this increase in exports of Irish dairy products to continue into the future with increasing emphasis on third country markets.

With regard to 2019, the following table, based on Central Statistics Office data, outlines details in respect of values and tonnage to the United Kingdom, broken down for Great Britain and Northern Ireland for dairy exports for year to May 2019, the most recent figures released by the CSO.

Exports of dairy products to the UK

Great Britain

€000

Great Britain Tonnes

Northern Ireland €000

Northern Ireland Tonnes

Liquid milk

4,321

8,839

5,781

15,165

Cheddar cheese

118,519

40,374

218

38

Total dairy

368,881

122,909

38,319

25,467

Imports of dairy products from the UK

Great Britain

€000

Great Britain Tonnes

Northern Ireland €000

Northern Ireland Tonnes

Liquid milk

9,454

23,774

97,599

302,077

Cheddar cheese

18,883

5,454

151

40

Total dairy

145,123

88,063

110,628

310,572