18. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Taoiseach the tonnage of exports to Northern Ireland by sea by SITC revision 4 in each of the years 2006 to 2016, in tabular form. (Question 35588/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017)

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Joe McHugh): I propose to take Questions Nos. 14 to 19, inclusive, together.

The full detail requested by the Deputy is not available. The data shown here is tonnage of goods transported to and from Northern Ireland from 2014 to 2016 based on Intrastat survey data on Intra-EU Trade in Goods.

It does not cover small traders who are below the threshold for completing the Intrastat survey.

Table: Tonnage of Exports and Imports to and from Northern Ireland by Road, Sea and Rail 2014-2016 - Tonnes

Exports Imports
Rail 8,969 4,039 7,398 1,949 1,528 1,505
Mode of Transport 2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016
Road 2,125,774 2,921,376 3,176,089 2,655,020 2,536,141 2,849,179
Sea 264,999 306,014 317,772 77,118 183,193 131,456
Grand Total 2,399,742 3,231,429 3,501,259 2,734,087 2,720,863 2,982,139