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Bord Bia Analysis Indicates Food And Drink Exports Decreased 9% In May

Published on Aug 7 2020 10:12 AM in Food tagged: Trending Posts / Bord Bia

Bord Bia Analysis Indicates Food And Drink Exports Decreased 9% In May

According to a new Bord Bia analysis, the value of Ireland's food and drink exports decreased by 9% in May of this year.

The 9% decrease represented an almost €100 million year-on-year fall in sales level.

Bord Bia's analysis also indicates that alcoholic drinks exports declined by 21% during the first five months of this year, and by 44% to below €60 million in May specifically; live animal export declined by almost 50% in May; and beef exports declined 13.4% year-on-year in May to €128.6 million.

Seafood, Pig Meat And Exports To Asia

Meanwhile, May saw stronger exports of seafood and pig meat due to the reopening of China, and, overall, food and drinks exports to Asia increased by 7% to €570 million during the first five months of 2020, as reported by The Irish Independent.

© 2020 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Dave Simpson. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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