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UK Food & Drink Exports Fall in 2020

26 Apr 2021 12:05 PM | Sandra Sullivan (Administrator)

This week has seen the publication of the UK food and drink export statistics for 2020 by the Food & Drink Federation.

Data shows UK food and drink exports in 2020 fell by 9.7% compared to 2019.   The Covid pandemic and the UK's exit from the EU have clearly had a major impact.

Exports to both EU and non-EU markets fell by 8.0%, and 12.1% respectively. Most of the top 10 products exported by the UK also fell due to the pandemic. This includes a decline in volume of the UK’s top three products: whisky (-13.7%), chocolate (-2.3%) and cheese (-7.5%).

Download the summary data: click here (dropbox pdf)
Source - Food & Drink Federation.

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