According to a recent report, the majority of Irish beef exports to China are in the form of edible offal and are worth in the region of €8m annually. Irish exports of edible beef offal to China were worth €7.8m in 2013, which accounted for approximately 2% of total Chinese imports.
The value of this export market increased in 2014 to €8.6m despite only a modest increase in export volume (+85t).
Exports of offal to China for the first six months of 2015 were €5.5m or 2,974t, which was an increase of approximately 700t from the same period in 2014.
According to these figures, volumes of frozen beef on the bone for the first six months of 2015 have already surpassed 2014 levels.