first_imgEVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.€230 million – The value of Ireland’s food and drink exports to Russia last year. Russia has now banned most EU food from the country.€75 million – The amount that Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone is to pay to avoid facing trial on bribery charges.€1.5 million – The amount that Ireland is donating to fight famine in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country.204,000 – The number of flights that went in and out of Ireland’s five main airports last year.25,000 – The number of people who have signed up to support a lawsuit against Facebook over the company’s alleged violations of its users’ privacy.440 – The number of visitors to Ireland last year who reported a crime.165 – The number of people sent to jail in Ireland last year for drink driving offences.35 – The number of years it took an Argentine campaigner to track down her grandson who was kidnapped during the country’s brutal military dictatorship.29 – The number of complaints received by SIPO, the political ethics watchdog, last year compared to 427 the year before.9.8% – That’s what the ESRI predicts Ireland’s unemployment rate will fall to by next year. The current unemployment rate is 11.5%.6% – The drop in sales of Guinness in America over the last year. The company is introducing a new lager in the US to attract a new market.3 – The number of years fugitive intelligence operative Edward Snowden has been given to live in Russia.3 – The number of points by which Ireland’s women’s rugby team beat New Zealand at the World Cup on Tuesday – the  first time the Black Ferns have lost in more than two decades.Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces >last_img read more