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

By Dave Simpson

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

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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.

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