Thursday 12 December 2019

Johnson & Johnson biggest exporter from Ireland reporters

Healthcare specialist Johnson & Johnson is our biggest exporter while multinationals account for 75pc of goods we send abroad, according to a new report.

The company exports €8.5bn worth of goods every year followed by Microsoft at €8bn.

Figures from the Irish Exporters Association also show that the 20 firms accounted for 44pc of total exports.

Other top exporters include Google while newcomers are Adobe, Yahoo, E-bay and Payzone.

The export sector is dominated by technology and communications firms while the pharmaceutical and medical companies also feature high up on the list.

Home grown exports are mainly from the food and drinks sector including Kerry Group, bakery group Aryzta, the Irish Dairy Board, Glanbia, Dawn Meats and Origin are all top 50 exporting firms.

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