Written answers

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Trade Data

Photo of Johnny GuirkeJohnny Guirke (Meath West, Sinn Fein)
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46. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the current level of import and export trade between Ireland and Israeli businesses in the occupied territories of Palestine, in financial terms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29735/21]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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The Central Statistics Office compiles statistical data in relation to Goods Exports and Imports. Statistics are collated in relation to the overall value of trade between Ireland and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; statistics are not available in relation to import and export trade with individual businesses.

In 2020 , the annual value of goods exports from Ireland to the Occupied Palestinian Territory stood at €1.85 million.  The main goods exports to Occupied Palestinian Territory from Ireland are Infant formula and Medical & Pharmaceutical Products. 

In 2020, the value of goods imports from Occupied Palestinian Territory to Ireland was valued at €65,000, comprising imports of dates and cotton.

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