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Martin hails SME exporters

Michael Martin

By Louise Hogan, PA
EXPORTS of goods from multinationals and indigenous Irish companies have grown at a phenomenal rate over the past decade, according to Enterprise Minister Micheál Martin.

The minister also heralded the growth in services exports in Ireland as a major achievement, with the market now valued at €44 billion.

"As a result of our success in attracting multinational enterprises to Ireland, some 65% of our exports are now accounted for by multinationals, and the USA has become our largest export market, taking approximately 20% of our merchandise goods exports," he said.

At the launch of the DHL Export Awards for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) companies, Mr Martin said Ireland is one of the top three exporters in the world in per capita terms.

"From the mid 1990s to the end of the decade, exports of merchandise goods by multinationals and indigenous companies grew phenomenally, from €18bn to €92bn," he said.

"Since then, of course, there have been periods when the exporting environment has been more difficult than in others, and in the past couple of years we have seen the growth trend slow down from the heady heights of the late 1990s. Even so, with the exception of 2003, exports have continued to grow year on year."

Mr Martin said the SME sector had contributed strongly to the economic growth. He added that the total Irish trade of merchandise goods in 1973 was valued at €1.65bn, while in 2004 that figure has risen to €133bn.

Dublin-based ChangingWorlds was chosen as the overall DHL Exporter of the Year 2005 yesterday.

The company provides intelligent mobile communication portals and personalisation technology that is deployed by 30 mobile network companies worldwid.

Four other companies: Alltracel Pharmaceuticals, Dublin; Connemara Seafoods Frozen, Mayo; Datacare Software Group, Monaghan; and Foamalite, Cavan, reached the 2005 export award final.

 

Martin hails SME exporters

Michael Martin

By Louise Hogan, PA
EXPORTS of goods from multinationals and indigenous Irish companies have grown at a phenomenal rate over the past decade, according to Enterprise Minister Micheál Martin.

The minister also heralded the growth in services exports in Ireland as a major achievement, with the market now valued at €44 billion.

"As a result of our success in attracting multinational enterprises to Ireland, some 65% of our exports are now accounted for by multinationals, and the USA has become our largest export market, taking approximately 20% of our merchandise goods exports," he said.

At the launch of the DHL Export Awards for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) companies, Mr Martin said Ireland is one of the top three exporters in the world in per capita terms.

"From the mid 1990s to the end of the decade, exports of merchandise goods by multinationals and indigenous companies grew phenomenally, from €18bn to €92bn," he said.

"Since then, of course, there have been periods when the exporting environment has been more difficult than in others, and in the past couple of years we have seen the growth trend slow down from the heady heights of the late 1990s. Even so, with the exception of 2003, exports have continued to grow year on year."

Mr Martin said the SME sector had contributed strongly to the economic growth. He added that the total Irish trade of merchandise goods in 1973 was valued at €1.65bn, while in 2004 that figure has risen to €133bn.

Dublin-based ChangingWorlds was chosen as the overall DHL Exporter of the Year 2005 yesterday.

The company provides intelligent mobile communication portals and personalisation technology that is deployed by 30 mobile network companies worldwid.

Four other companies: Alltracel Pharmaceuticals, Dublin; Connemara Seafoods Frozen, Mayo; Datacare Software Group, Monaghan; and Foamalite, Cavan, reached the 2005 export award final.

 

Martin hails SME exporters

Michael Martin

By Louise Hogan, PA
EXPORTS of goods from multinationals and indigenous Irish companies have grown at a phenomenal rate over the past decade, according to Enterprise Minister Micheál Martin.

The minister also heralded the growth in services exports in Ireland as a major achievement, with the market now valued at €44 billion.

"As a result of our success in attracting multinational enterprises to Ireland, some 65% of our exports are now accounted for by multinationals, and the USA has become our largest export market, taking approximately 20% of our merchandise goods exports," he said.

At the launch of the DHL Export Awards for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) companies, Mr Martin said Ireland is one of the top three exporters in the world in per capita terms.

"From the mid 1990s to the end of the decade, exports of merchandise goods by multinationals and indigenous companies grew phenomenally, from €18bn to €92bn," he said.

"Since then, of course, there have been periods when the exporting environment has been more difficult than in others, and in the past couple of years we have seen the growth trend slow down from the heady heights of the late 1990s. Even so, with the exception of 2003, exports have continued to grow year on year."

Mr Martin said the SME sector had contributed strongly to the economic growth. He added that the total Irish trade of merchandise goods in 1973 was valued at €1.65bn, while in 2004 that figure has risen to €133bn.

Dublin-based ChangingWorlds was chosen as the overall DHL Exporter of the Year 2005 yesterday.

The company provides intelligent mobile communication portals and personalisation technology that is deployed by 30 mobile network companies worldwid.

Four other companies: Alltracel Pharmaceuticals, Dublin; Connemara Seafoods Frozen, Mayo; Datacare Software Group, Monaghan; and Foamalite, Cavan, reached the 2005 export award final.

 

Martin hails SME exporters

Michael Martin

By Louise Hogan, PA
EXPORTS of goods from multinationals and indigenous Irish companies have grown at a phenomenal rate over the past decade, according to Enterprise Minister Micheál Martin.

The minister also heralded the growth in services exports in Ireland as a major achievement, with the market now valued at €44 billion.

"As a result of our success in attracting multinational enterprises to Ireland, some 65% of our exports are now accounted for by multinationals, and the USA has become our largest export market, taking approximately 20% of our merchandise goods exports," he said.

At the launch of the DHL Export Awards for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) companies, Mr Martin said Ireland is one of the top three exporters in the world in per capita terms.

"From the mid 1990s to the end of the decade, exports of merchandise goods by multinationals and indigenous companies grew phenomenally, from €18bn to €92bn," he said.

"Since then, of course, there have been periods when the exporting environment has been more difficult than in others, and in the past couple of years we have seen the growth trend slow down from the heady heights of the late 1990s. Even so, with the exception of 2003, exports have continued to grow year on year."

Mr Martin said the SME sector had contributed strongly to the economic growth. He added that the total Irish trade of merchandise goods in 1973 was valued at €1.65bn, while in 2004 that figure has risen to €133bn.

Dublin-based ChangingWorlds was chosen as the overall DHL Exporter of the Year 2005 yesterday.

The company provides intelligent mobile communication portals and personalisation technology that is deployed by 30 mobile network companies worldwid.

Four other companies: Alltracel Pharmaceuticals, Dublin; Connemara Seafoods Frozen, Mayo; Datacare Software Group, Monaghan; and Foamalite, Cavan, reached the 2005 export award final.