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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Value of Exports.

Thursday, 27 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 3

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Mr. P. Hogan: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan (South Tipperary) asked the Taoiseach the relative annual value in this country's export trade over the past decade of (a) agricultural products, including forestry and fishing, (b) industrial products and (c) other unclassified products.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty With your permission, Sir, I propose to circulate in the Official Report a statement showing the information requested in respect of each year 1958 to 1964 and in the period January-October 1965. The system of classification used is that adopted for the purposes of the Second Programme for Economic Expansion and comparable data for earlier periods are not available.

Following is the statement:

[421][422] DISTRIBUTION of Domestic Exports.

Agricultural Fishing and Forestry Industrial Unclassified Total
£000
1958 81,700 32,777 12,147 126,623
1959 73,044 41,438 12,133 126,616
1960 84,000 51,130 12,700 147,831
1961 107,353 53,404 14,456 175,212
1962 99,918 54,789 14,213 168,920
1963 114,455 62,176 14,820 191,450
1964 125,932 76,998 14,506 217,436
Jan.-Oct. 1965 98,244 67,516 13,449 179,209

5.

Mr. P. Hogan: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan (South Tipperary) asked the Taoiseach if he will state this country's annual exports by number or weight as appropriate over the past decade for cattle, classified as stores, fat, bullock and others, sheep classified as stores and others, beef, fresh and frozen, mutton, bacon, and pork; and the annual value of these exports in each category.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty With your permission, Sir, I propose to circulate in the Official Report, a statement showing the required information.

Following is the statement:

[423][424] A.—QUANTITIES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CATTLE, SHEEP, BEEF, MUTTON, BACON AND PORK IN EACH YEAR 1955-1964.

Description Unit of Quantity 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Permanently exported:
Store cattle:
Bullocks No. 315,302 355,577 526,843 409,975 297,853 229,636 303,657 303,357 416,565 474,690
Heifers ,, 149,338 129,349 217,203 184,035 104,184 85,825 121,647 125,018 147,704 160,605
Cows ,, 5,753 1,975 1,520 723 1,101 644 596 574 616 1,299
Bulls ,, 643 782 613 542 308 278 312 277 256 168
Fat cattle:
Bullocks ,, 89,596 130,594 44,288 35,003 62,175 186,955 222,050 114,685 77,557 126,673
Heifers ,, 33,218 32,336 17,209 5,993 8,721 24,816 62,559 22,085 9,373 9,415
Cows ,, 13,184 13,519 13,250 8,783 6,011 5,017 3,488 2,194 2,468 10,462
Bulls ,, 2,923 3,771 3,254 2,408 1,641 3,113 1,409 1,325 1,366 3,379
Other cattle ,, 8,774 6,807 6,359 5,740 5,685 5,705 6,677 5,739 6,859 7,074
Sheep:
Stores ,, 71,507 74,877 82,171 83,570 155,407 165,191 203,527 162,008 143,469 128,011
Others ,, 27,052 39,055 22,877 19,764 16,598 39,295 4,740 19,626 10,967 26,853
Lambs ,, 62,879 55,871 55,223 91,660 74,098 105,618 139,832 200,028 174,824 158,666
Meat, fresh, chilled or frozen:
Beef cwt. 337,537 320,480 533,461 523,425 696,896 943,480 1,470,287 1,176,479 1,214,041 1,037,964
Mutton and lamb ,, 71,871 111,346 99,562 132,691 135,308 191,342 145,906 301,944 308,513 294,609
Pork ,, 226,262 41,305 14,197 18,975 11,147 35,180 57,878 194,041 227,059 169,929
Bacon ,, 51,401 54,845 258,752 545,777 358,867 436,462 552,746 516,234 517,059 547,255

[425][426] B.—VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CATTLE, SHEEP, BEEF, MUTTON, BACON AND PORK IN EACH YEAR 1955-1964—continued.

1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
£ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
Permanently exported:
Store Cattle:
Bullocks 18,414,659 18,821,118 29,807,935 24,811,475 18,495,127 13,927,474 18,580,475 19,640,875 27,131,251 33,037,372
Heifers 7,726,327 6,166,680 10,695,575 9,731,369 5,857,708 4,690,359 6,446,857 6,849,973 3,059,261 9,339,997
Cows 254,021 75,197 54,517 29,359 48,453 24,931 25,833 23,723 27,536 83,033
Bulls 32,076 40,611 37,431 31,339 16,385 14,728 16,625 13,966 14,026 10,614
Fat Cattle:
Bullocks 6,343,533 8,229,500 2,891,498 2,442,248 4,245,608 12,633,161 14,867,206 7,780,165 5,180,252 10,150,239
Heifers 2,029,600 1,791,958 955,362 364,176 510,954 1,423,326 3,547,391 1,319,988 556,799 634,284
Cows 692,727 686,882 718,984 539,393 378,836 319,034 207,150 128,107 141,421 692,519
Bulls 194,020 254,429 231,001 202,242 148,606 261,362 128,053 119,161 119,618 338,869
Other cattle 476,928 344,510 317,889 317,841 328,334 287,100 353,455 337,214 397,162 470,634
Sheep:
Stores 367,256 361,192 430,127 461,239 710,846 733,079 936,770 772,367 693,155 661,669
Others 214,776 310,080 189,056 158,660 111,959 280,063 28,071 138,692 68,988 199,636
Lambs 395,404 332,454 357,619 570,707 367,787 545,039 654,411 1,017,475 898,827 939,792
Meat, fresh, chilled or frozen:
Beef 3,754,280 3,581,270 5,952,893 7,262,698 10,473,334 12,842,820 18,962,318 15,540,881 16,212,044 14,392,973
Mutton and lamb 957,841 1,460,935 1,370,158 1,833,375 1,542,930 2,372,586 1,764,771 3,674,917 4,057,392 4,055,605
Pork 2,813,891 535,881 197,213 228,771 175,128 453,517 696,284 2,234,879 2,641,228 2,305,832
Bacon 733,003 851,755 3,400,154 7,490,440 5,004,965 5,845,075 6,835,146 5,906,099 6,614,243 8,906,171

[427]6.

Mr. P. Hogan: Information on Patrick Hogan Zoom on Patrick Hogan (South Tipperary) asked the Taoiseach if he will state this country's annual exports by weight over the past decade of carcase beef and carcase lamb to (a) the United Kingdom and (b) elsewhere; and the value of these exports in each category.

Mr. Carty: Information on Michael Carty Zoom on Michael Carty With your permission, [428] Sir, I propose to circulate in the Official Report a statement showing the information required in so far as it is available. The Official Export list does not contain a separate heading for carcase lamb and combined figures for mutton and lamb are, therefore, shown in the statement.

Following is the statement:

DOMESTIC EXPORTS of beef and mutton and lamb in each year 1955—1964.

U.K. Other Countries
Year Beef Mutton and Lamb Beef Mutton and Lamb
Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value
cwt. £ cwt. £ cwt. £ cwt. £
1955 244,349 2,900,808 68,166 903,323 93,188 853,472 3,705 54,518
1956 146,669 1,618,890 86,607 1,114,714 173,811 1,962,380 24,739 346,221
1957 50,067 549,327 92,428 1,252,113 483,394 5,403,566 7,134 118,045
1958 56,963 684,226 127,244 1,757,177 466,462 6,578,472 5,447 76,198
1959 135,514 1,662,529 134,901 1,536,680 561,382 8,810,805 407 6,250
1960 302,489 3,594,685 187,090 2,322,284 640,991 9,248,135 4,252 50,302
1961 656,862 7,491,864 133,337 1,624,411 813,425 11,470,454 12,569 140,360
1962 412,420 4,972,370 266,334 3,261,789 764,059 10,568,511 35,610 413,128
1963 338,662 4,099,272 218,169 2,736,475 875,379 12,112,772 89,344 1,320,917
1964 389,201 5,106,844 184,918 2,447,770 648,763 9,286,129 109,691 1,607,835


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