Top 20 agri-food export destinations


The sector employs approximately 173,000 people

Top 20 agri-food export destinations

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The sector employs approximately 173,000 people

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today, launched the Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 2019.

The publication includes up-to-date information and statistical analysis from a variety of sources, to provide a detailed overview of Ireland’s agri-food sector and an outlook for the future.

Minister Creed stated: “The agri-food sector is Ireland’s most important indigenous industry. Irish food is produced by thousands of farmers, fishermen and agri-food companies around the country, providing employment for 173,000 people, and is particularly important in rural and coastal areas."

"In 2018, Irish food exports went to over 180 markets worldwide and were valued at €13.7 billion”.

That's Farming will be publishing parts of this report over the coming days.

Top 20 agri-food sector export destinations

Below is a list of the top 20 agri-food sector export destinations contained in the report (rounding in operation);

  • UK - €5,551.6m;
  • Netherlands - €1,044.9m;
  • United States - €1.022.4m;
  • France - €861.9m;
  • China - €794.3m;
  • Germany - €756.4m;
  • Italy - €377m;
  • Belgium - €290.5m;
  • Spain - €289.5m;
  • Sweden - €152.8m;
  • Denmark - €148m;
  • Poland - €114.5m;
  • Japan - €114.8m;
  • Nigeria - €110.9m;
  • Canada - €108.2m;
  • Saudi Arabia - €108m;
  • South Africa - €80.8m;
  • Switzerland - €66.7m;
  • Czech Republic - €66.4m;
  • The Philippines - €61.2m.

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