Volume Of Ireland's Alcoholic Drinks Exports Rose 8% In 2018

By Dave Simpson
Volume Of Ireland's Alcoholic Drinks Exports Rose 8% In 2018

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) is celebrating new figures from the CSO that reveal that the overall volume of Ireland's alcoholic drinks exports increased by 8% in 2018, with the total value of Irish drinks exports rising to €1.35 billion from €1.25 billion the previous year.

The value of beer exports from Ireland increased by 1.2% from €275.6 million in 2017 to €279 million in 2018 while the value of Irish whiskey exports increased by 13% from €578.78 million to €654 million in 2018 and the value of gin exports increased by 211.2% to €6.04 million.

"Backed By Centuries Of Respected Tradition"

ABFI director Patricia Callan commented, "Ireland’s drinks industry is backed by centuries of respected tradition. From our rich history in brewing to the tradition of whiskey distilling, the products made by the industry have deep roots in Ireland, setting them apart on the global stage. It’s also an industry that continues to grow, invest and innovate, and is one of the country’s most exciting and dynamic sectors. These factors are helping to drive exports in both established and emerging markets."

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