The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has announced that the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 13% in 2017.
Speaking at the launch of Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects 2017-2018 report, the Minister said, “last year marked the 8th successive year of growth for total Irish agri-food exports, to reach a record of €13.5 billion. Bord Bia’s report provides valuable insights into the sectors and markets behind the very welcome 13 percent increase in the value of food and drinks exports to €12.6 billion.”
Exports to international markets have reached €4 billion for the first time. Trade with the UK, has grown in overall term.