Trade & Exports
Agri-Food trade is vital to Ireland's economic health. Ireland is self sufficient in terms of the majority of agricultural commodities where the quantity produced significantly outweighs that which is required domestically. This context, along with our comparative and competitive advantage in terms of agri-production underpins Ireland's engagment in trade and our status as a major food-exporting nation. The value of exports attributable to the agri-sector in 2008 was approximately €8.1 billion. Approximately three quarters of exports go to high-value markets in the Uk and the EU, with the balance going to the rest of the world.
If you are an importer or exporter, explore the links below to discover the support you can get from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the regulations you have to follow
What is in this section?
- Beef Factory Prices
- Dublin Wholesale Market Prices
- Export Certification Contact Points
- Export Refunds
- Imports of Animals & Animal Products
- Meat, Milk Policy
- Plants Imports & Exports
- Voluntary Beef Labelling Scheme
- To view Annual Review and Outlook for the Department 2010/2011 - Click here
- To view the latest Factsheet on Irish Agriculture please see the Publications page