Food and drink exports surpass €9bn for first time

The value of Irish food and drink exports in 2012 surpassed €9 billion for the first time, according to Bord Bia.

9th January, 2013
The meat and livestock sector brought in €3 billion into the Irish economy last year.

The value of Irish food and drink exports in 2012 surpassed €9 billion for the first time, according to Bord Bia.

Food exports are currently valued at 28 per cent ahead of 2009 levels, with the strongest performing categories including meat and livestock (€3 billion), seafood (€493 million) and beverages (€1.26 billion).

Bord Bia said the immediate prospects for Irish food and drink exports in 2013 remains positive, with increased output in some key sectors, most notably beef,...

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