Irish food and drink exports hit €10.5 billion in 2014

Strongest performing sectors were dairy product and ingredients which topped €3bn

Irish food and drink exports rose by 4 per cent to €10.5 billion last year - equating to a record €200 million per week. Photo: Bloomberg

Irish food and drink exports rose by 4 per cent to €10.5 billion last year - equating to a record €200 million per week. Photo: Bloomberg

Irish food and drink exports have grown by 45 per cent or €3.2 billion since 2009, out-performing all other sectors of the economy.

To put this in context, Irish merchandise exports as a whole grew by just 5 per cent during the period.

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