Meat and Livestock Review & Outlook 2019/20
Due to the difficult market environment for some meats in 2019, the value of meat and livestock exports declined by 3% to €3.9 billion. This equates to over 30% of total food and drink exports. The value of beef exports declined by 10% reaching €2.1 billion. The volume of beef exported stood at around 560,000 tonnes. Muted demand by the UK was reflected in a 15% fall back in the value of beef exports there, valued at €990 million. Exporters responded to weakness in UK demand by channelling exports to other markets. Continental EU absorbed €995 million of Irish beef exports during 2019.
2019 saw the pigmeat sector benefit from a significant uplift in international prices. Exports increased by 14% since 2018, valued at €941 million. The UK was a key destination, absorbing 53% of pigmeat exports.
Meat Industry Reports
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Irish Sector Profiles
Find out everything you need to know about Meat Industry from Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.
Ireland’s dairy industry is built on the family-farm tradition. These 17,500 family run dairy farms utilise about one quarter of the grassland area in Ireland.
Find out everything you need to know about Irish Horticulture Industry from Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board.
Fish & Seafood
Kantar Worldpanel has reported that in 2018 the fish retail category continued to experience growth in value terms of 2.2 %.
Irish exports of alcohol beverage were worth €1.45bn in 2019, which reflected growth of 8% in value over the previous year. Irish whiskey continues to be the...