Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
417. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the annual number of exporting firms between Enterprise Ireland client companies and IDA supported companies over the 2014 to 2018 period and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31110/19]
Enterprise Ireland supports companies in urban and rural areas to start, innovate and remain competitive in international markets, now and into the future. Enterprise Ireland client exports reached €23.8bn in 2018, representing an increase of 6% on 2017.
Enterprise Ireland client company exports increased in 2018 across sectors such as FinTech, Digital Technologies, Engineering, Construction, Consumer Retail, Life Sciences, Food and Business Process Outsourcing. In 2018 Enterprise Ireland client companies reported strong employment performance with 215,207 people employed in companies supported by the agency.
Enterprise Ireland records client exports as part of the Annual Business Review (ABR) survey. The following table presents the number of EI client companies that reported exports in the ABR survey 2014-2018.
|No. of EI client companies reporting exports||2,014||2,039||2,142||2,133||1,897|
Note:The table above shows the number of Enterprise Ireland clients that returned an ABR survey, that recorded an export value in the year in question. The ABR Survey takes place once a year, after year end so there are no 2019 figures available.
IDA Ireland clients in the main service markets outside of Ireland. However, there may be some instances where clients also service the domestic market. According to the 2017 Annual Business Survey of Economic Impact (ABSEI), 97% of goods and services produced by IDA Ireland clients were exported outside of Ireland.
The total number of IDA Ireland clients as outlined in the Annual Employment Survey (AES) for the period 2014 to 2018 is included in the following table.
Note:The AES Survey takes place once a year, after year end so there are no 2019 figures available.
|No. of IDA client companies||1,262||1,308||1,397||1,465||1,444|
418. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the exporting firm to active enterprises ratio in each year over the 2014 to 2018 period and to date in 2019; the corresponding EU average rate; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31111/19]
Table 1 shows the number of goods exporting enterprises and the total number of active enterprises in Ireland for the years 2015-2017 as sourced from the CSO. It also shows the ratio of goods exporting enterprises to all active enterprises for these years. The ratio of goods exporting enterprises to total enterprises was 3.7% in 2015, 3.5% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2017. Data for 2018 and 2019 are not yet available.
Table 1: Ratio of goods exporting firms to all active enterprises for Ireland, 2015-2017
|Goods Exporting Firms (Source: CSO, Trade by Enterprise Characteristics)||8,561||8,693||8,614|
|All Active Firms (Source: CSO, Business Demography Statistics)||248,843||250,033||271,166|
|Ratio of goods exporting firms to all active enterprises||3.7%||3.5%||3.5%|
A comparable goods export ratio for the EU as a whole is not available, however comparable data is available for selected EU countries and this is presented in Table 2.
Table 2: Ratio of Goods Exporters to All Firms for Selected EU Countries, 2016. Source: Eurostat
|Country||All Firms||Number of Goods Exporters||Ratio of Goods Exporters to All Firms|
Goods exporters make up the vast majority of exporters in Ireland and data on the number of services exporting enterprises is not available from the CSO.