Key Facts about the Food Industry

No.1: We are the largest contributor to sales, external sales and employment within the overall Northern Ireland manufacturing sector.

3 for 1: Every direct job in a NIFDA member company generates at least 3 more in the supply chain.

£4.8 bn: We sold £4.8 billion of local produce last year, of which over 67% was sold externally.

100k jobs: We employ 22,000 directly and 78,000 more in farming and support services right across NI as illustrated above.

Best food: Northern Ireland Food and Drink produce is amongst the very best in the British Isles. In the great Taste Awards in 2011 we won 160 gold stars, in 2015 we won 200!