FDBusiness.com

Record British Food and Drink Exports

 Breaking News
  • Florette Further Expands its UK Business In line with its strategy to be a major player within the UK fresh produce category, Florette UK & Ireland (part of the French Agrial group) has acquired the Wigan site of MyFresh Prepared Produce, a producer of a wide range of salad and vegetable products. MyFresh, Wigan, which employs almost 300 people and was [...]...
  • FrieslandCampina Simplifies its Organisation Royal FrieslandCampina intends to simplify its organizational structure into four to be set up global business groups – Consumer Dairy, Specialised Nutrition, Ingredients and Basic Dairy. A less complex structure will enable FrieslandCampina to more decisively respond to the market developments and to innovate better with respect to strategic priorities. The objective of the new [...]...
  • Heineken’s Acquisition of Punch is Cleared The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has accepted proposals by Heineken to resolve concerns over its £402.7 million acquisition of Punch Taverns, one of the UK’s largest leased pub companies, with a portfolio of more than 3,500 pubs nationwide. In June, the CMA said that Heineken’s proposed purchase of part of the Punch Taverns estate [...]...
  • Changing Consumer Tastes Drive Long-term Global Sugar Market Slowdown The consumers’ shift away from sugar consumption is an important driver behind significant changes in the food and beverage industry. These changes will have long-term ramifications, including a likely slowdown in the worldwide sugar market, according to the latest report of Rabobank ‘Sweetness and Lite’. A combination of changing preferences, product reformulations and government pressure have [...]...
  • How is the Rise of E-Commerce Changing the Role of Physical Stores? The rise of the internet has allowed retailers to directly connect with consumers from beyond the physical store revolutionising the competitive space more than ever. The world recently saw the acquisition of Amazon and Whole Foods which sent shock waves through the retail industry. This unforeseen merger has put retailers under pressure more than ever [...]...
  • SPX FLOW Appoints Pierre Sbabo as Vice President, Food and Beverage in EMEA SPX FLOW has announced the appointment of Pierre Sbabo as the Vice President of its Food and Beverage business in EMEA. He comes from a strong background in the water and process technology markets with truly international experience. With a Master’s Degree in Marketing and International Business from ESC Chambery, Sbabo has worked for global leaders [...]...

Record British Food and Drink Exports

Record British Food and Drink Exports
March 14
16:01 2011

Exports of UK food and non-alcoholic drinks grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2010 to pass the £10b mark for the first time ever. UK food and drink export figures showed a healthy 11.4% increase on 2009 figures, bringing in a total of £10.83b, and highlighted healthy emerging markets amongst non-EU countries.

Amongst the highest performing sectors were dairy (up 24.6% to £977.1m), fish and seafood (up 13.8% to £1.326.9b), meat (+11.7% to £1.46b), prepared foods including soups, sauces and ice creams (+10.3% to £2.59b) and cereals and bakery (+8.1% to £2.08b).

Amongst the top export countries, Ireland remains the principal importer of UK products followed by France, Netherlands, Germany and Spain. Strong performance was also recorded in Hong Kong (+36.3%), the US (+28.9%) and the United Arab Emirates (+22.7%).

Highly encouraging has been the growth of new markets outside the current top 20 export destinations. South Africa recorded a +60.7% increase with a 70.1% increase in sweet biscuits and 170.6% increase in unsweetened cakes and baked goods. China recorded a 28.5% increase – incorporating a 1633% increase in dairy – and Israel a 38.9% overall increase with a 23.3% rise in sugar confection.

“This is excellent news for British food exporters and for the British economy. These figures show that our products are sought across the globe for their quality and great taste,” says Melanie Leech, director general of the Food and Drink Federation, the voice of the UK food and drink manufacturing industry. “The food and drink industry must be at the heart of the UK’s strategy for economic growth – and we look forward to working in partnership with the Minister and his colleagues in Defra, BIS and across Government to ensure that we maximise the economic potential of our sector and ensure that we play our part in contributing to global food security.”

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 11, 2017drinktec
  • September 13, 2017FI Asia
  • September 19, 2017PROCESS EXPO 2017
  • September 22, 2017Global Summit on Food & Beverages
AEC v1.0.4

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

Advertisements