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UK Food & Drink Exports H1 2019

27 Sep 2019 11:00 AM | Anonymous

The Food & Drink Federation has published 2019 Half year exports of food and drink:

  • H1 2019 exports of food and drink increased by 5.1% (y-o-y) to £11.3bn. This has largely been driven by growth in the value of exports to non-EU countries (+9.8%), with growth over four times that of exports to the EU.

  • The UK's food and drink trade balance has declined, indicating that relative dependence on imports has increased by 0.8% since H1 2018.

  • While year-on-year growth in the value of food and drink exports exceeded 11% in Q1, the second quarter of the year saw a decline on the same period in 2018 (-0.6%). Evidence from members suggests that the figures we reported in Q1 were significantly inflated by the impacts of stockpiling.

  • All of the UK's highest value exported products have grown in H1 2019, with whisky, salmon, wine, gin, and pork increasing by over 10% on the same period last year. Salmon, beef and gin have also all seen volume growth above 10%.

Read more at www.fdf.org.uk


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