Jobs, Exports, TourismIn these challenging times the drinks industry is a major employer and contributor to the Irish economy:
- We provide 62,000 jobs
- We generate over €2 billion in tax revenue
- We export €1.25 billion of produce every year
Our input to Irish life is not merely confined to the economy. Our extensive network of pubs, restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs are all important services that Irish people use on a daily basis.
Our brands are also world leaders in the global drinks market and contribute significantly to Ireland’s international profile.
This helps enormously in driving and developing tourism that our extensive network of pubs and facilities help sustain.
In this section you can read the relevant research we have commissioned that outlines the drinks industry’s major contribution to the Irish economy, Irish exports, Ireland’s social and cultural life, and to Irish tourism.
To read more of DIGI's research on these areas, please access the following documents:
The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland Factbook (December 2010)
The Economic Contribution of the Drinks Industry (November 2010)
Drinks Market Performance 2009 (March 2010)
Survey of Licensed Premises 2009 (November 2009)
The Contribution of the Drinks Industry to Irish Tourism (June 2009)
The Drinks Market Performance 2008 (March 2009)
The Drinks Industry Fact Book 2008
The Economic Contribution of the Drinks Industry (July 2008)
Drinks Industry Purchase of Inputs Report (January 2007)
The Drinks industry and Tourism in Ireland (October 2005)
Survey of Licensed Premises (July 2004)