Wednesday, 2 February 1983
Dáil Eireann Debate
Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Mr. Barrett,: Dún Laoghaire): Imports of food for human consumption were valued at £318 million in 1979, £425 million in 1980, £523 million in 1981 and £523 million in 1982. The percentage changes over the preceding year were 33.7 per cent in 1980, 23.1 per cent in 1981 with virtually no overall change in 1982. The total change over the three years was 64.4 per cent.
|£ million||£ million||£ million||£ million||£ million||%|
|01||Meat and Meat Preparations||12.6||24.6||43.6||40.3||27.7||220|
|02||Dairy Products and Birds Eggs||14.9||24.2||41.6||31.1||16.2||109|
|03||Fish, Crustaceans and Molluscs and preparations thereof||12.7||16.7||21.9||25.4||12.7||100|
|04||Cereals and Cereal Preparations||90.6||126.4||156.5||129.5||38.9||43|
|05||Vegetables and Fruit||77.7||100.1||123.6||149.0||71.3||92|
|06||Sugar, Sugar Preparations and Honey (excluding Molasses)||25.0||35.9||34.3||36.1||11.1||44|
|07||Coffee, Tea, Cocoa, spices and manufactures thereof||58.6||69.9||68.8||76.6||18.0||31|
|09||Miscellaneous edible products and preparations||25.8||27.3||32.9||34.8||9.0||35|
Mr. Barrett: (Dún Laoghaire): In 1979 the figure for dairy products including birds eggs was £14.9 million; in 1980, £24.2 million; in 1981 £41.6 million and in 1982, £31.1 million. The change from 1979 to 1982 was £16.2 million, 109 per cent.
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