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Q What are the major issues facing the food and drink sector?
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Q What is the economic contribution of the food and drink sector to the economy?
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FDII estimate that economic activity linked to the sector is equivalent to 35 – 40% of value added in Irish Manufacturing. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food estimate that the bio-sector, which encompasses agriculture and food as well as fisheries and forestry, now accounts for one-third of the total net foreign earnings from merchandise exports.

Q Are Irish food and drink exports important in an international context?
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The importance of the Irish Food and Drink sector in an international context can be demonstrated by the following sample of export statistics: