Business Barometer

Our survey of 2,190 farming and food companies indicates that the sector is performing strongly in this tough economic climate.

These 2,190 companies represent 32% of the total number of firms in the sector and our stress test of them revealed that almost half are currently seen as being stable.

49% of the companies surveyed were seen as being at a low risk of failure with a further 22% at medium risk. The remaining 29% of companies were showing up as being high risk.

Our research also revealed variations in risk levels affecting companies in the various subsectors of the agri-food industry.

Of the 394 companies that were involved with farming, livestock and crops we saw that 56% were deemed to be at low risk of failure with 25% deemed to be high credit risks.

When we stress tested the 798 companies involved in food production we saw that just over half (51%) were low risk with only 23% listed as being high risk

The remaining 998 companies operate in the food selling sector. Here we saw that just over one in three (36%) were high risk. 43% of the companies surveyed in this sector were deemed to be low credit risks.

On an overall scale, the agri-food sector has accounted for just over 4% of insolvencies recorded in Ireland in the first half of 2013.

Insolvency Notices


The number of companies that have collapsed this year. This figure is up 33% compared to last year
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Our Credit Reports are predicting over 80% of insolvencies at up to 6 months in advance.



  • 32 Companies

E8 (Notice Of Appointment Of Receiver)

  • 7 Companies


  • 0 Company



The number of companies that have closed this week.

New Startups

New Companies

  • 295 Companies

New Businesses

  • 458 Businesses

Important Changes

Changed Status

  • 972 Companies


  • 1 Company

Strike off & Struck off Companies

Strike Off

  • 205 Companies

Struck Off

  • 384 Companies

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