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Agri-food Industry

IRELAND'S AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY EXPORT TRENDS INDUSTRY FACTS AND FIGURES THE 81st NATIONAL 4th Ireland's food and drink has a large global reach, exporting to The agri-food and drink sector accounts for Largest net exporter of beef in the world PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS 41% 175 10.8% 33% UK EU of Ireland's exports and 8% countries worldwide Irish beef is carried in more than 75 of Europe's top retailers - more than any other producer in the World The biggest National Ploughing Championships in the World and one of the largest agricultural events in Europe. €9bn of total employment 26% INT 10% In food and drink exports for the first time in 2012 75% 250,000 of global infant formula is produced in Ireland Ploughing Associations in every county in the country. of food and drink There has been an 8.6% or €371m exporters expect sales to increase this year Jobs supported directly and indirectly by the industry 1,100 increase in exports so far this year Irish whiskey is the fastest growing spirit category in the world 2/3 Exhibitors on average each year 50% The strongest performing categories are meat, seafood and beverages of Ireland's land area is used for agriculture of all global cream liqueur is produced in Ireland KEY DRIVERS OF EXPORTS LA 139.900 It attracts an average of 189,000 visitors each year FOOD INFLATION GLOBAL PRICES EXCHANGE RATES Recent years have seen considerable volatility in global agricultural commodity prices Sterling has returned to levels closer to those in 2011, this has reduced the competitiveness of our exports to key UK markets Ireland is home to some of the world's most iconic food and drink such as Bailey's Cream Liqueur, Irish beef, Kerrygold Butter and Guinness. Bord Bia Price inflation across the euro zone has gradually remerged over the last 18 months Family farms currently in Ireland with an average size of 32.7 hectares per holding Irish Food Board Design: Heather Griffin/

Agri-food Industry

shared by Heather Griffin on Oct 09
This graphic highlights the Agri-food Industry in Ireland, what the country produces, exports and the products we are renowned for making.


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