Published on Wednesday11thJanuary2017
Creed announces record food and drink exports
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed today announced that the value of Irish agri-food and drink exports had exceeded €11 billion for the first time ever in 2016.
Speaking at the launch of Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects 2016-2017 report, the Minister said:
"2016 marked the 7th successive year of growth of Irish food and drink exports, with a further 2% increase recorded to reach a record high of €11.15 billion, an expansion of 41% or €3.3 billion since 2010. The strongest performing sectors last year were prepared foods (€1.92 billion, +9%), beverages (€1.4 billion, +4%) and dairy product and ingredients (€3.38 billion, +2%).”