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CDs are popular again and the gardaí new Fiat vans: The week in numbers

Plus: How many days to Christmas?

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EVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

10.5 billion – how much Irish food and drink exports were worth – in euro – last year. That’s a new record.

+1,000,000 – oddly, the number of CDs sold last year. That’s a threefold jump on 2013 figures.

79,000 – the number of people Cork City could have to add to its population soon.

20,000 – the amount, in euro, Seán Quinn will hand over when he comes out of bankruptcy.

254 – the amount of flights taken on the government jet since 2011.

160 – the number of Irish retailers hoping to stock Charlie Hebdo’s survivors’ edition.

129.6 – the strongest gust of wind recorded in Ireland, in kmph, during Storm Rachel. It was felt at Finner Camp in Ballyshannon, county Donegal.

60 – the amount, in euro, the average Eircom customer is seeing their bill rise by a year.

25 – the number of new Fiat vans the gardaí were given this week. They also got 295 Hyundais, 20 Opel Insignia Sports and 30 Ford Focus Saloons.

0 - the number of trademarks Monaco was allowed to take out on its name. It’s too famous, apparently.

Finally, there are 341 days until Christmas.

Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces > 

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