Cider industry in Ireland

Cider industry profile
  • In the last twenty years, cider consumption has grown from less than 3 per cent of the market to over 10 per cent of the Irish market.
  • The vast majority of those working in the cider industry in Ireland work outside Dublin.
  • Cider generated over €60m in excise revenue for the State last year.
  • On an EU basis, around 5,000 people are directly employed in the cider sector. There are 180 cider and fruit wine manufacturers.
  • 950 million litres of cider and perry are consumed every year in Europe.