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Facts and Figures

90% of our exports come from Origin Green verified companies. The value of exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture were €13 billion in 2020, during a period of unprecedented change and challenge. 

Ireland’s export footprint has also expanded greatly over recent years with Irish food and drink now being sold in over 180 markets worldwide.

Facts & Figures Irish Food and Drink

Ireland provides a unique setting for food production. 80% of Ireland’s agricultural land is devoted to grasslands, with a yearly grass growth rate that exceeds the European average by more than a third. The Irish agri-food sector has a rich heritage and is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry, employing approximately 7.7% of the working population.