Ireland

The structure of Ireland’s economy is different from other EU countries. The manufacturing sector is much larger than most member states, and agriculture is more important than in other countries within Western Europe. Employment in the agri-food industry accounts for about 8%. Retail sales account for 50% of all personal consumption. The Irish are very loyal to their own produce, however are willing to try new things. It is very common that US companies will already be exporting products to the United Kingdom and the same importer will then sell on products to Ireland. As with the UK, it takes on average 18 months from initial market survey to the time product appears on shelves. Exhibiting at Irish food trade shows is a good way to put a new product in front of a wider audience.

U.S. Embassy, London

Covers the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

+44 20 7891 3313

Upcoming Events

BIOFACH 2022
BIOFACH 2022
July 26, 2022 - July 29, 2022 – Nuremberg
SIAL 2022
SIAL 2022
October 15, 2022 - October 19, 2022 – Paris

Past Events

Seafood Expo Global 2022 in Barcelona
Seafood Expo Global 2022 in Barcelona
April 26, 2022 - April 28, 2022 – Barcelona
Fruit Logistica 2022
Fruit Logistica 2022
April 05, 2022 - April 07, 2022 – Berlin
ISM  2022 Cologne
ISM 2022 Cologne
January 30, 2022 - February 02, 2022 – Cologne
ANUGA 2021 in Cologne, Germany
ANUGA 2021 in Cologne, Germany
October 09, 2021 - October 13, 2021 – Cologne
Fruit Logistica 2021
May 18, 2021 - May 20, 2021 – Berlin

Reports for Ireland

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