Ireland is a clean, green, high quality and innovative producer of excellent food and drink products, a reputation which has been earned from many years of supplying international markets. The hugely valuable natural resources of Ireland have been harnessed to develop a world class agricultural industry.
Agri-food is Ireland’s most important indigenous sector, accounting for approximately 173,000 jobs in the country.
The estimated value of food, drink and horticulture exports from Ireland in 2019 is €13bn – capping a decade of extraordinary growth where the value of Irish food and drink exports increased 67%. This has been achieved through sustained, incremental increases in value and volume across Ireland’s food and drink categories, and across its key markets.
Channels, Competencies & Coverage
Irish food and drink companies supply customers through a combination of channels including retail, foodservice, manufacturing and online.
Facts & Figures
The Irish food and drink industry exported food and drink products with a total value of €13 bn in 2019.
With a proven track record of over two decades in the Private Label (PL) market in the domestic and UK markets, Continental European markets are now benefiting from the expertise built up by Irish PL exporters.
Bord Bia operates Quality Assurance Schemes for the following product categories: Bacon, Beef, Chicken, Duck, Eggs, Fruit, Lamb, Pork, Turkey and Vegetables.