Enterprise Ireland has broken it’s pre-recession record level of exports after the organisation announced that it’s client companies exceeded the €15bn mark in 2011.
Releasing the results in their annual Report and Accounts today, they also showed employment levels in Enterprise Ireland client companies stabilised in 2011 with full-time employment in client companies at 141,228 – a similar number to 2010.
Announcing the results, Frank Ryan, CEO of Enterprise Ireland said: “The outstanding achievements of these Irish exporters are of huge value and significance to Ireland and are to be strongly commended. The performance of Ireland’s exporting sector in overseas markets in 2011 was remarkable in any context, but particularly against the backdrop of a global economic slowdown.” “The impact of this on the Irish economy is enormous. These companies are responsible for the direct and indirect employment of more than 300,000 people in every town and village in Ireland. Indigenous exporters also spent E18.3bn on goods and services in the Irish economy in 2011″.