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UK Food and Drink Exports Return to Growth

UK Food and Drink Exports Return to Growth
March 26
15:51 2014

Total UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew by 5% to £12.8 billion in 2013, a welcome rise after a flat 2012, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). 2013 saw exports recover to the EU28 (+3%), with strong growth in Q2 (+9%) and Q4 (+7%), correlating closely to EU economic performance. Exports were further strengthened by double digit growth to non-EU markets (+11.5%) where food commodities performed well.

Ireland and France remain the UK’s biggest food and drink export markets by both overall value and value gained in 2013, rising by 7% and 10% respectively. Exports to China rose by a massive +82% moving it up to become the second largest non-EU market, with British pork (+92%) and Scottish salmon (+90%) alone contributing £33 million.

Value added products performed well in both the EU (+5%) and non-EU (+6%) and the top five best performing value added products generated gains of over £280 million.

Top product categories include:

* Chocolate: +9% to £571m

* Salmon: +38% to £465m

* Cheese: +9% to £443m

* Lamb: +8% to £383m

* Soft drinks: +9% to £378m.

Top performing markets include:

*China: +82% to £201m

*Australia: +18% to £134m

*Hong Kong: +16% to £156m

*South Africa: +13% to £103m

*Saudi Arabia: +12% to £132m.

FDF’s Economic and Commercial Services Director, Steve Barnes, comments: “In contrast to UK goods exports falling in 2013, food and drink exports are back in growth, testament to the strong demand for quality British food and drink and the growing importance of export to our industry. The recovery of exports to key EU markets is particularly welcome news for food and drinks manufacturers as exports to the EU28 account for 75% of total export sales. We will continue to help exporters overcome barriers and inspire new businesses to start exporting as part of our 20/20 Vision for sustainable growth.”

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