Dáil Éireann - Volume 454 - 14 June, 1995

Written Answers. - Irish Export Markets.

37. Mr. Andrews asked the Minister for Tourism and Trade the 30 locations which present the best prospects for the expansion of Irish exports in the next three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10806/95]

166. Mr. Andrews asked the Minister for Tourism and Trade the 30 locations which present the best prospects for the expansion of Irish exports in the next three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10929/95]

Minister for Tourism and Trade (Mr. E. Kenny): I propose to answer Questions Nos. 37 and 166 together.

I am giving the Deputy a table which lays out Ireland's to 30 export markets in 1994. I expect that these countries will continue to dominate our exports in the coming years. In addition, we will continue to exploit many of the other fast growing markets which are small at present but which afford growth opportunities. These would include the emerging economies of Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, China and certain of the Latin American countries.

[873] Ireland's Top 30 Export Markets 1994(*)

£million

1. Great Britain*

5,026.6

2. Germany*

2,926.3

3. USA

1,903.9

4. France*

1,868.3

5. Netherlands*

1,137.8

6. Belgium/Luxembourg*

808.3

7. Italy*

796.9

8. Japan

715.7

9. Northern Ireland*

661.1

10. Spain*

474.9

11. Sweden

461.2

12. Switzerland

444.3

13. Norway

248.0

14. Canada

212.6

15. Denmark*

212.5

16. Austria

166.8

17. Finland

151.9

18. Egypt

143.2

19. Russia

138.7

20. Singapore

134.8

21. Australia

129.5

22. Saudi Arabia

125.0

23. Malaysia

116.5

24. Greece*

107.6

25. Hong Kong

107.2

26. South Africa

93.2

27. Portugal*

88.6

28. Israel

64.3

29. Taiwan

62.7

30. Mexico

61.7

Source: Central Statistics Office.

Note:(*) For EU markets statistics relate only to period January to November 1994.