Thursday, July 28, 2011

Irish food exports in 2011 grow by 13% from January to May

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food reported that in the January to May period this year, food exports had grown by 13%, with estimated growth of €600 million for the second consecutive year. According to the Food Harvest 2020 progress report, agri-food exports reached €7.88 billion in 2010, an increase of 11% from 2009. Continue reading HERE
For a list of Irish food companies just go to COMPANY SEARCHand go to the SECTOR search box. The number of companies is truly amazing.
Ireland's agri-food industry remains a key component of her modern economy. It accounts for some eight per cent (8%) of GDP and a similar proportion of total employment, amounting to almost 160,000 jobs. It accounts for a major proportion of exports of Irish-owned enterprises and its products are sold in over 170 markets around the world.(Source: Bord Bia)

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