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New Record in EU Agri-food Exports in September 2016

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New Record in EU Agri-food Exports in September 2016

New Record in EU Agri-food Exports in September 2016
November 18
10:40 2016

The monthly value of EU agri-food exports in September 2016 reached a record value of almost €11.5 billion exceeding the export values in September of previous years by about €500 million. Highest increases in monthly export values (September 2016 compared to September 2015) were recorded for the USA and Japan. Agri-food exports to other Asian countries also increased notably (South Korea, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong).

Analysing the EU export performance over the last 12 months per product category, export values increased in particular for pig meat (+€1.2 billion; +31% compared to export values in the 12-months period one year ago), fresh vegetables (+€480 million; +18%), meat offal, other meat and fat , olive oil, food preparations and live animals. However, exports of milk powders lost most in export values in the last 12 months.

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