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Written Answers. - Food Imports.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 140. Mr. Allen Information on Bernard Allen Zoom on Bernard Allen  asked the Taoiseach Information on Bertie Ahern Zoom on Bertie Ahern  the total amount of beef, chicken, fish, seafood, lamb, potatoes, fruit and other vegetables imported in 2000, 2001 and to date in 2002; the amount and country of origin in each case; and if the items were processed or unprocessed in each case. [24290/02]

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin Zoom on Mary Hanafin The data requested by the Deputy is presented in the following tables. The data relates to the years 2000, 2001 and the period January to August 2002 – August 2002 being the latest month for which information is available. Only summary data is provided at this stage and, in particular, no distinction is made between processed and unprocessed items. The detailed data will be forwarded separately and directly as agreed with the Deputy.

Table 1 – Imports of Beef

2000

€000 Tonnes 2001

€000 Tonnes January-August2002
€000 Tonnes
EU
Austria 570 406 62 37 333 81
Belgium 1,572 352 2,513 556 286 54
Denmark 6 1 453 135 160 47
France 830 345 1,998 920 1,747 728
Germany 171 54 1,158 469 2,022 709
Great Britain 11,816 4,982 10,486 5,079 7,494 3,093
Italy 665 181 708 286 181 79
Netherlands 3,450 619 2,553 777 2,992 650
Northern Ireland 4,738 1,758 4,974 2,016 2,419 1,562
Spain 98 15 65 14 4 1
Sweden 2 1 57 28
Total EU 23,916 8,713 24,972 10,290 17,695 7,032
Non-EU
Argentina 116 59 172 53
Brazil 5,467 2,167 8,928 3,335 7,069 2,581
Egypt 4,981 3,891
Namibia 299 114
Saudi Arabia 533 340
Uruguay 606 236 240 115 972 569
Indonesia 300 163
Japan 1,824 375
Other Non-EU 4 1 292 107 76 35
Total Non-EU 6,077 2,404 17,214 8,385 8,588 3,352
Overall Total 29,993 11,117 42,186 18,675 26,283 10,384

[1013] Table 2 – Imports of Chicken

2000

€000 Tonnes 2001

€000 Tonnes January-August2002
€000 Tonnes
EU
Belgium 9,610 3,113 5,772 1,996 4,638 2,003
Denmark 3,609 998 2,439 739 717 189
France 1,785 547 2,882 845 2,926 631
Germany 816 235 2,305 611 3,494 1,166
Great Britain 36,797 10,714 40,231 10,779 23,287 6,540
Italy 517 127 864 286 494 183
Netherlands 21,713 6,266 28,036 7,468 20,025 5,704
Northern Ireland 12,392 3,474 23,980 4,091 10,462 1,628
Spain 1,193 340 8 2 184 82
Other EU 196 57 3 1 0 0
Total EU 88,628 25,871 106,520 26,818 66,227 18,126
Non-EU
Bangladesh 0 0 4,250 1,401 0 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 821 318 0 0
Brazil 807 233 1,547 537 940 396
Hungary 0 0 131 40 233 85
Israel 70 22 0 0 0 0
Ivory Coast 37 14 0 0 0 0
Japan 0 0 214 45 0 0
Niger 149 37 0 0 0 0
Thailand 963 312 2,455 605 2,371 585
Other Non-EU 2 0 0 0 17 7
Total Non-EU 2,028 618 9,418 2,946 3,561 1,073
Overall Total 90,656 26,489 115,938 29,764 69,788 19,199

Table 3 – Imports of Lamb (excluding Goats)

2000

€000 Tonnes 2001

€000 Tonnes January-August2002
€000 Tonnes
EU
Denmark 136 13 0 0 0 0
France 142 49 209 88 168 67
Germany 3 2 0 0 384 95
Great Britain 2948 1227 3082 1084 1510 519
Northern Ireland 119 28 121 36 135 37
Other EU 4 1 20 17 26 5
Total EU 3,352 1,320 3,432 1,225 2,223 723

Non-EU

Australia

33

8

152

46

156

43

Brazil

61

18

0

0

0

0

New Zealand

948

332

755

272

820

248

Turkey

0

0

702

198

423

143

USA

25

18

0

0

0

0

Total Non-EU

1,067

376

1,609

516

1,399

434

Overall Total

4,419

1,696

5,041

1,741

3,622

1,157

[1014][1015] Table 4 – Imports of Potatoes

2000

€000 Tonnes 2001

€000 Tonnes January-August2002
€000 Tonnes
EU
Belgium 6,308 11,380 7,079 12,382 6,146 9,998
Denmark 2,203 465 2,293 559 303 140
France 1,007 3,058 1,031 1,852 532 984
Germany 291 533 614 711 2,825 5,319
Great Britain 40,347 41,868 51,837 60,396 34,874 34,163
Italy 2,110 5,925 2,756 4,568 1,996 5,886
Netherlands 26,898 43,802 20,602 29,633 12,409 17,041
Northern Ireland 5,396 17,491 6,798 26,784 4,583 17,773
Spain 306 735 1,225 1,901 742 1,525
Other EU 100 96 67 108 1 2
Total EU 84,966 125,353 94,302 138,894 64,411 92,831
Non-EU
Cyprus 21 34 15 49 80 187
USA 111 80 706 207 546 118
Morocco 113 248 201 393 161 250
Israel 71 88 78 92 38 26
Other Non-EU 155 90 264 203 77 62
Total Non-EU 471 540 1,264 944 902 643
Overall Total 85,437 125,893 95,566 139,838 65,313 93,474

Table 5 – Imports of Vegetables (excluding Potatoes)

2000

€000 Tonnes 2001

€000 Tonnes January-August2002
€000 Tonnes
EU
Austria 161 81 10 7
Belgium 8,985 10,201 15,074 16,420 7,160 7,448
Germany 1,207 720 3,415 2,710 6,877 6,463
Denmark 400 287 87 165 83 47
Spain 20,185 23,376 27,606 31,938 21,658 21,386
France 7,725 11,712 9,795 9,955 10,203 12,068
Great Britain 60,176 47,998 70,567 55,547 51,149 40,963
Northern Ireland 6,832 5,474 6,286 4,928 2,970 2,931
Greece 398 249 549 601 352 369
Italy 4,202 5,465 5,958 8,544 2,971 4,525
Netherlands 31,553 33,744 37,882 39,307 26,226 24,662
Portugal 1,824 2,372 1,975 2,305 1,796 2,627
Other EU 5 1 23 18 1 1
Total EU 143,492 141,599 179,378 172,519 131,456 123,497
Non-EU
Canada 7,780 41,149 6,909 31,472 1,249 1,622
Costa Rica 975 417 455 187 291 105
Kenya 1,175 440 751 374 144 67
Thailand 715 1,879 677 354 498 365
Turkey 1,320 1,600 1,120 1,333 777 1,155
USA 1,780 6,370 2,150 6,716 1,082 1,697
Ceuta 5,875 5,108 1,451 1,217 397 170
New Zealand 661 1,124 653 909 1,190 1,973
Guatemala 494 138 289 100 182 56
Mexico 383 559 629 1,137 640 1,002
Israel 424 184 1,267 654 1,110 493
Poland 163 230 372 556 267 390
Norway 173 76 265 182 159 135
Other Non-EU 2,150 1,897 2,328 2,145 3,208 3,545
Total Non-EU 24,068 61,171 19,316 47,336 11,194 12,775
Overall Total 167,560 202,770 198,694 219,855 142,650 136,272

[1016][1017] Table 6 – Imports of Fruit (including Nuts)

2000

€000 Tonnes 2001

€000 Tonnes January-August2002
€000 Tonnes
EU
Austria 452 292 169 100 375 187
Belgium 3,153 2,562 2,164 1,374 1,420 1,040
Denmark 1,197 617 1,004 538 624 299
France 27,505 31,345 31,393 33,648 16,536 15,899
Germany 3,979 2,696 8,778 9,892 12,252 14,067
Italy 8,323 7,234 9,556 8,212 6,887 5,027
Great Britain 49,330 30,886 62,701 42,904 42,951 30,294
Northern Ireland 2,431 1,967 3,526 3,032 5,761 3,638
Greece 2,089 1,063 1,860 1,139 302 307
Netherlands 16,546 12,419 14,171 11,519 10,033 10,280
Portugal 2,611 3,357 3,458 4,029 1,670 1,890
Spain 27,853 25,099 26,225 23,099 16,850 14,055
Other EU 71 37 24 17 6 4
Total EU 145,540 119,574 165,029 139,503 115,667 96,987
Non-EU
Belize 5,208 8,983 2,871 4,703 2,840 5,088
Brazil 15,857 13,827 18,985 18,797 14,637 13,832
Chile 2,171 1,478 2,816 1,773 2,773 1,852
China 1,714 1,138 2,642 1,930 1,678 1,104
Colombia 10,350 9,041 10,098 4,535 6,632 2,977
Costa Rica 2,049 2,157 1,723 1,633 16,761 27,764
Honduras 18,444 31,432 22,160 37,641 1,929 3,371
Israel 7,009 6,591 6,451 5,853 4,998 4,257
Morocco 3,694 5,922 3,449 4,504 3,586 4,820
New Zealand 4,695 4,100 2,284 1,757 2,998 2,562
South Africa 11,459 11,809 16,324 15,615 12,156 11,015
Turkey 9,591 8,293 6,941 6,624 4,731 4,763
USA 5,684 3,307 4,893 2,692 2,446 1,243
Other Non-EU 8,678 7,857 11,584 11,557 7,376 12,683
Total Non-EU 106,603 115,935 113,221 119,614 85,541 97,331
Overall Total 252,143 235,509 278,250 259,117 201,208 194,318

Table 7 – Imports of Fish (including Seafood)

2000

€000 Tonnes 2001

€000 Tonnes January-August2002
€000 Tonnes
EU
Belgium 232 35 154 34 118 28
Denmark 9,477 2,584 11,902 2,813 4,750 926
France 338 84 15,557 38,637 296 118
Germany 366 179 1,704 490 2,505 660
Great Britain 66,096 16,932 80,586 25,734 47,103 11,927
Northern Ireland 10,594 3,611 9,957 4,316 4,249 2,111
Netherlands 3,564 757 2,995 771 2,566 613
Portugal 170 57 178 63 79 25
Spain 158 58 43 11 67 20
Sweden 305 122 299 80 267 59
Other EU 26 5 64 10 117 34
Total EU 91,326 24,424 123,439 72,959 62,117 16,521
Non-EU
Canada 741 171 1256 276 650 152
Indonesia 1097 239 451 55 539 209
Philippines 329 144 494 288 210 101
Thailand 849 317 1073 360 434 167
USA 862 236 706 186 904 310
Other Non-EU 1,273 390 8,603 3,437 17,436 N/A
Total Non-EU 5,151 1,497 12,583 4,602 20,173 939
Overall Total 96,477 25,921 136,022 77,561 82,290 17,460

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