The Irish food and drink sector recorded the sixth consecutive year of export growth in 2015 and it is estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3% to exceed €10.8 billion. This represents a new high for exports and marks growth of over 51% or €3.6 billion since 2009. The strongest performers in terms of export growth were beverages, beef and seafood.
It's estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports declined by 12% or just under €1 billion to stand at €7.12 billion, leaving the value of trade at 2005 levels. This report looks at the prospects for Irish food and drink exports in 2009/2010.