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Ireland plans €100m food exports to Saudi Arabia

Ireland aims to export more than €100 million to Saudi Arabia by 2025 within a wider plan to raise food and drinks shipments to the Middle East. The plan suggests a target of €380 million in Irish food and drinks ...Read More

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Irish Food, drink, horticulture exports remain stable

Exports of food, drink and horticulture from Ireland to the UK have remained constant in value at €4.4 billion, compared with 2020. Ireland exports about 90% of its food and drink production. In spite of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and ...Read More

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Falling EU imports to UK

Food and drink imports have been badly affected since 2019, with sales from the EU down nearly 11% in the nine months to September compared with pre-Covid levels. Imports from the Netherlands (-19%), Ireland (-20.1%) and Germany (-33.1%) were the ...Read More

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John Whelan: Ireland may be losing its grip on selling food into China

The economy of China grew rapidly in the first quarter of this year, as the huge economy recovered from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This provided a much-needed boost to exporting companies in many countries. Traders in Ireland showed ...Read More

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Irish beer exports fell by 17% last year

A report on the drinks industry has found that the value of beer exports declined by 17% in 2020. The Irish Beer Market Report 2020, compiled on behalf of Drinks Ireland|Beer, showed that production levels dropped by almost 14% in ...Read More

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Non Brexit cause of grief for Irish agri-food sector

The Irish Government has refused to grant compensation for the increased costs of animal feed imports such as beet pulp and cane molasses from the USA. The EU has imposed a 25% import duty increase on beet pulp and molasses ...Read More

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Irish exports increase

Irish goods exports hit a record €160.8 billion in value, mainly because of a surge in exports of medical and pharmaceutical products. The value of pharma exports increased by 25 per cent to €62 billion last year, accounting for 39 ...Read More

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New shipping routes Ireland-EU

Rosslare port in Ireland has experienced a 446% increase in freight moving directly to the Continent, in spite of road routes via the GB landbridge being quicker. The Irish Marine Development Office estimates that 150,000 freight truck crossings go annually ...Read More

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Irish freight figures show increased short-sea shipping

Freight flows between the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Great Britain are about 50% of normal levels a month after the UK’s exit from the EU. There has been a 100% year-on-year increase in the amount of freight trade moving ...Read More

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China imports less Irish infant formula

Exports from Ireland to China of infant milk formula fell last year during the Covid-19 pandemic, halting growth over many years of an industry which provides hundreds of jobs. China imports about 10% of all its infant formula imports from ...Read More

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Sheep meat imports fall in November

Import volumes of sheep meat into the UK fell by 9% in November. This was the lowest import for November on records back to 1997. The drop was caused in particular by a decline in exports from New Zealand. which ...Read More

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Irish brown crab exports to China affected by testing

Ireland’s crab export trade with China has reduced because of cadmium testing now demanded by Chinese authorities. The extra time involved in testing before export paperwork has made live shipments to China increasingly difficult for Irish exporters, according to Ireland’s ...Read More

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‘Inferior’ maize imports to Ireland must stop

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has stated that the amount of imports – referring mainly to maize – being used by some feed merchants in Ireland is “inexcusable” - some of these merchants are refusing to use Irish grain which ...Read More

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Shipping Line to furlough 600 employees

A shipping line which covers 20 European routes is to furlough 600 employees with 150 redundancies across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Since the crisis the Line has experienced a large decline in travel bookings and freight volumes ...Read More

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Irish whiskey export fears

In October it was announced that a selection of agricultural products including Irish butter, cheese and pork were to be subjected to US import tariffs, in direct retaliation for EU aircraft subsidies for Airbus UK. Irish whiskey from Northern Ireland ...Read More

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Coal imports targeted by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion Ireland is protesting against coal and fast fashion imports during their week-long protests as the in Dublin's Merrion Square. The group was protesting outside the Dublin headquarters of the Coal Marketing Company (CMC) to demand that the Government ...Read More

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Top 5 exporters account for a quarter of exports

A new report from the Central Statistical Office show that the country's five biggest exporters accounted for 26% of all exports in 2017. The biggest export sector was pharmaceuticals. The CSO said that the five highest value exporters accounted for ...Read More

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Irish grain imports at record record level

Farming groups in Ireland are asking the Department of Agriculture to explain why ship loads of grain are being imported while farmers have grain supplies sitting in their sheds. A spokesperson for the Irish Grain Growers Group said Irish grain ...Read More

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Freight Transport Group want Brexit contingency plans

Freight Transport Association Ireland is asking the government to advance and clearly communicate contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit. Speaking on the radio Morning the FTAI General Manager Aidan Flynn said that he felt the government was unprepared for no-deal. ...Read More

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Pig meat exports from perform strongly

During November 2018, UK exports of fresh/frozen pork recorded year-on-year growth (+5%) once again. Exports to China have continued the trend of the past couple of months, with an increase of 81% year-on-year. Exports to Germany and Ireland also recorded ...Read More

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Irish Food retailers cautiously optimistic about Brexit

The Irish food association has warned that there is still a “disturbingly high level” of imports dominating food produce and consumer dependence on imports, and is encouraging retailers to support local food producers. The group's recently released results of its ...Read More

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Exports from North to Republic rise by £540m to £3.9bn

Export sales from businesses in Northern Ireland to customers in the Republic increased by £540 million last year to £3.9 billion. While exports to the Republic of Ireland increased by 16.2 per cent, sales by Northern firms to customers in ...Read More

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China important market for Ireland exports

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, recently explained the progress made in developing an export market for Irish beef in China. He commented, “Total Irish agri-food trade exports to China were €974 million in 2017. China is now ...Read More

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Ireland chooses used car imports while sterling is weak

Consumers in the Republic of Ireland continue to take advantage of the weakness in sterling, by importing used cars from the UK. The number of imported vehicles licensed in the Irish State during the first eight months of the year ...Read More

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Secondhand car imports to Ireland increase

New figures from the Central Statistics Office of Ireland show that 8,671 used cars were imported into the country in April, compared with 7,272 for the same time last year. For the first four months of 2018, the number of ...Read More

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Exports from Ireland record high

The Central Statistical Office in Ireland issued statistics showing that Irish exports hit a record high in 2017, rising 2 per cent to reach €122 billion for the year. Imports were also at record levels, with an increase of 4 ...Read More

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Record increase for UK food and drink exports

UK FOOD exports have achieved a new high, with the figures for the first quarter of 2017 up 8.3% on 2016, hitting a record-breaking £4.9 billion. This was once again based on the UK's top three export products – whisky, ...Read More

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Decline in food exports from Ireland

Export growth from Ireland to the UK fell sharply from 12% in 2015 to just 2% last year. Total exports to the UK, which account for 35% of net Irish indigenous exports, were worth €7.5 billion last year. Enterprise Ireland ...Read More

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Co-op Group chops fresh meat imports

The Co-op Group is the first retailer to switch all of its own-brand fresh meat to British suppliers, and not rely on any imports. From 2 May, the Group will provide only 100% fresh British bacon and lamb – dropping ...Read More

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Irish exports to Britain rebound

Ireland’s trade surplus fell by 9 per cent to €4.7 billion in February, after a record-high €5.74 billion a month earlier as imports jumped 16 per cent. Preliminary data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicates exports rose 3 per ...Read More

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Exports boost for manufacturing in Ireland

There was a marked rise in new export business during March, according to the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the sector. An economist with specialist bank Investec,said: "More than twice as many firms reported growth in new export orders ...Read More

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Car imports “dramatically” increased since Brexit vote

There has been a 60% increase in the amount of car imports into Ireland since the UK voted to leave the EU in June, year-on-year. A currency exchange specialist has reported that it is dealing with a huge influx in ...Read More

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Irish exports holding up despite Brexit nerves

A €254m jump in the value of goods exports helped drive a near 22% surge in Ireland’s trade surplus in April; according to the latest seasonally adjusted data, the value of Irish goods exports increased by 3% to €9.24bn in ...Read More

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Brexit ‘already impacting Irish exports’

Ireland exported nearly €14billion of goods in 2015 and over €20bn of trade in services in 2014 to the United Kingdom. Most Irish companies aiming to export test the water and begin expanding their business through exports to the UK. ...Read More

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Imports from UK to surge in the next 10 years

The value of imports into Ireland from the UK will grow by 66% in the next 10 years, adding a further €26bn to the overall level of imports which currently stands at a record-high of €40bn, a recently published forecast ...Read More

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Irish State’s export trade fell by €624 million in January

The value of the Republic’s export trade fell by €624 million in January, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office; preliminary figures for January 2016 show that seasonally adjusted goods exports decreased by 6 per cent to ...Read More

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Chemical imports into Ireland decrease

Seasonally adjusted goods imports decreased by €1.7bn, to €4.6bn, leading to an increase of €1.1bn, in the seasonally adjusted trade surplus to almost €5bn in January. Imports of organic chemicals decreased by €214 million, while imports of petroleum dropped by ...Read More

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Drinks sector could double exports for Ireland

Ireland’s drink industry could grow exports to more than €2 billion over the next 15 years and create an additional 13,000 jobs across the country, according to a new study. The report warns however that potential growth could be harmed ...Read More

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Irish Exports fall

Exports have fallen to their lowest level since March, official figures published in September showed, raising the first question about whether a remarkable upsurge which is driving the economic recovery in Ireland can last. Exports fell in July to €8.76bn ...Read More


Food and Drink Exports from Ireland on increase

Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, which is a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish Food Board (BordBia). Changing destinations for Irish exports in 2014 were one ...Read More

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Exports from Ireland down by 7 % in November

Exports from Irelandfell sharply in November, while imports rose by 2 per cent:this was mainly due to a 57 per cent increase in the number of vehicles coming into the country. Preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office indicate that ...Read More

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US to resume beef imports from Ireland

The United States will permit imports of beef from Ireland, the first European Union country allowed to resume exports to the USA since the mad cow disease scare over 15 years ago, officials said on Monday. Simon Coveney, Ireland's minister ...Read More

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Exports from Ireland soar

EXPORTS from Ireland soared in May as technology and pharmaceutical companies boosted sales overseas. The trade surplus hit the highest level in more than a year, after exports of goods rose 15per cent from the previous month. Exports in the ...Read More

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Irish beef imports affect prices in Wales

There has been an increase in Irish beef being imports to the UK, which reports say are undercutting Welsh beef at 310p/kg, compared to 352p/kg for Welsh steers. The Welsh Red meat body's chairman Dai Davies said: “Throughput at Irish ...Read More

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British dairy imports to Ireland

Milk imports into the Republic have almost doubled for the first two months of the year compared to 2013. The volumes imported are also significant, totalling 90m litres for January alone. The vast bulk of the milk came from Northern ...Read More

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Irish Fishing fleet lands €493m of exports

IRELAND'S fishing fleet is already attracting almost half a billion euro in exports; figures show Irish seafood was exported to more than 80 markets worldwide last year. The haul was valued at €493m, a massive 32pc jump since 2010 when ...Read More

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