Whatever about fishing, I can't believe agriculture only counts for 0.07% - something fishy hereAccording to Eurostat the fishing and agriculture sector accounts for about 0.07% of economic activity in Ireland.
Agriculture accounts for about 7% of the economy and 8.5% of employment.Whatever about fishing, I can't believe agriculture only counts for 0.07% - something fishy here
Eurostat has fisheries output valued at €138M and agriculture output at € 8,000M
would that be 7% and not 0.07%
Output of the entire agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector was about €3.5 billion, or about 2% or modified GNI (aka GNI*) in 2017. This is pretty much what leaves the farm gate, is landed at the pier, and is cut in the forest.Agriculture accounts for about 7% of the economy and 8.5% of employment.
The real boost is in the welfare payments that farmers receive from the EU as it accounts for about 56% of farm incomes.
Pretty much all of the subsidies go to the farmer, not the processers.NoRegretsCoyote, I agree. Kerry Group is one of the biggest food ingredient companies in the world and probably accounts for a good chunk of that €500 million. What is referred to as Primary Agriculture (paddy down the farm) accounts for 2% with everything else accounting for the rest. It would be interesting to know how much of the EU welfare payments we receive go to primary producers and how much goes to everything else. It would also be interesting to know how many primary producers have moved into more value added production over the last 10-15 years. I get the impression that such moved are significant drivers in the sector.