Dáil Éireann - Volume 433 - 07 July, 1993

Written Answers. - Imports and Exports.

45. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Taoiseach the total value of imports and exports of services, distinguishing the main categories involved, and the total value of imports and exports from tourism in the years 1980 and 1992.

The Taoiseach: The available information relates to the following services categories of the International Balance of Payments Statistics: International Freight, Other Transportation, Tourism and Travel and Other Services. The figures for the years requested are given in the following tables:

Exports of Services (£m)

Year

International Freight

Other Transportation

Tourism and Travel

(Note 1)

Other Services

Total

Passenger Fares

Other

1980

54

87

132

282

79

634

1981

61

109

142

308

94

714

1982

86

121

168

355

112

842

1983

87

130

205

390

127

939

1984

98

149

242

442

143

1,074

1985

104

167

258

518

165

1,212

1986

89

157

270

492

189

1,197

1987

93

167

303

564

281

1,408

1988

81

187

304

655

333

1,560

1989

77

232

309

751

409

1,778

1990

89

261

316

870

479

2,015

1991

90

279

321

939

589

2,218

1992

87

281

321

947

653

2,289

Note 1: Excluding Passenger Fares exports.

[1477] [1478] Imports of Services (£m)

Year

International Freight (Note 2)

Other Transportation

Tourism and Travel

Other Services

Total

Passenger Fares (Note 3)

Other

1980

144

283

127

554

1981

165

318

146

629

1982

195

347

160

702

1983

246

363

221

830

1984

271

378

274

923

1985

267

402

338

1,007

1986

271

511

401

1,183

1987

279

556

709

1,544

1988

262

630

981

1,873

1989

276

698

1,272

2,246

1990

284

701

1,242

2,227

1991

296

699

1,389

2,384

1992

300

797

1,601

2,698

Note 2: Imports of International Freight Services are included indistinguishably with Merchandise Trade Imports (i.e. as measured on the c.i.f. basis).

Note 3: Imports of Passenger Fare Services are included indistinguishably with Tourism Imports.