Branded exports in focus

Key Indicators

Key indicators
  Q3 2018 Change
YTD 2018 Change
All Food and drink £5.6bn
-4.6%
£16.4bn 1.8%
EU £3.4bn
-2.7%
£10.2bn 4.1%
Non-EU £2.2bn
-7.3%
£6.2bn -1.8%
EU share 60.5%
1.14pp
62.1% 1.39pp
Non-EU share 39.4%
-1.16pp
37.8% -1.39pp
Trade balance -£5.8bn
4.2%
-£18.0bn -1.3%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Top 10 products

Top 10 Products
  Change
  YTD 2018
Value % Value % Volume
Whisky £3.3bn
£145.8m
4.6%
-0.1%
Chocolate
£543.6m
£39.7m
7.9%
7.5%
Cheese
£496.0m
£53.2m
12.0%
13.8%
Salmon
£461.6m
-£116.2m
-20.1%
-4.2%
Wine
£456.1m
£42.3m
10.2%
21.9%
Gin
£451.8m
£64.4m
16.6%
11.1%
Beef £398.3m
£41.0m
11.5%
5.0%
Beer
£360.7m
-£36.7m
-9.2%
-9.8%
Breakfast cereals £360.2m
£42.9m
13.5%
14.7%
Soft drinks
£336.2m
£8.6m 2.6%
4.3%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Top 20 Markets

Top 20 Markets
  YTD 2018
Change
Ireland £3.05bn
11.3%
France £1.60bn
-5.0%
United States £1.52bn
-6.3%
Netherlands £1.19bn
7.3%
Germany £1.05bn
1.7%
Spain £712.8m
2.2%
Belgium £518.1m
7.8%
China £445.3m
6.4%
Italy £422.1m
4.9%
Australia £327.1m
10.9%
Hong Kong £320.9m
-1.9%
Singapore £314.5m
18.7%
Poland £283.5m
5.5%
United Arab Emirates £266.3m
4.8%
Denmark £249.2m
-0.9%
Canada £233.8m
-3.9%
Sweden £203.1m
-5.9%
Japan £188.7m
10.6%
Taiwan £152.3m
-4.0%
South Africa £150.5m
-16.5%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


UK food and drink exports over the last 10 years

Branded Goods
Q3 2018 Q3 2009 Q3 2010 Q3 2011 Q3 2012 Q3 2013 Q3 2014 Q3 2015 Q3 2016 Q3 2017 Q3 2018
EU27 £2.4.bn £2.3.bn £2.6.bn £2.9.bn £2.9.bn £2.9.bn £2.9.bn £2.7.bn £3.1.bn £3.5.bn £3.4.bn
Non-EU £1.1.bn £1.1.bn £1.4.bn £1.7.bn £1.8.bn £1.9.bn £1.9.bn £1.8.bn £2.0.bn £2.4.bn £2.2.bn

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Branded Goods

Branded Goods
  Q3 2018 Change YTD 2018 Change
World £1.5bn
-6.0%
£4.3bn 0.8%
EU £1.0bn
0.4%
£3.0bn 6.5%
Non-EU £0.5bn
-17.3%
£1.3bn -10.5%
EU share 68.1%
4.35pp
70.3% 3.73pp
Non-EU share 31.9%
-4.36pp
29.7% -3.74pp

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


UK Food and Drink Export Value vs. Export Growth(United Arab Emirates and India)

UK Food and Drink Export Value vs. Export Growth(United Arab Emirates and India)
Period Partner Country
Japan Japan Growth India India Growth United Arab Emirates UAE Growth
Q1 2009
£39m 100 £8m 100 £28m 100
Q2 2009
£34m 87.01245514 £8m 99.06565991 £43m 151.3500357
Q3 2009
£35m 90.06090494 £10m 129.0511142 £39m 137.993483
Q4 2009
£37m 96.42423243 £15m 185.5067493 £47m 165.9588889
Q1 2010
£38m 98.3604063 £15m 182.5729904 £43m 150.9078558
Q2 2010
£38m 98.52798104 £12m 151.7207224 £50m 177.972546
Q3 2010
£41m 107.1326634 £18m 222.0009469 £45m 158.9629736
Q4 2010 £43m 111.508872 £16m 200.566759 £51m 178.4479427
Q1 2011
£49m 127.3841167 £19m 231.7988879 £58m 203.0194772
Q2 2011
£48m 123.2729742 £13m 160.9357356 £51m 178.8310073
Q3 2011
£48m 124.699498 £19m 240.8553142 £59m 207.8624928
Q4 2011
£43m 111.1932415 £23m 290.7994799 £52m 181.8826952
Q1 2012
£45m 117.6200762 £17m 213.9629685 £65m 229.097446
Q2 2012
£45m 115.8964491 £20m 252.2216431 £64m 224.3554153
Q3 2012
£52m 133.7662253 £24m 296.9429054 £57m 200.9857188
Q4 2012
£50m 129.5816542 £20m 251.8319658 £63m 221.8339323
Q1 2013
£42m 108.0729943 £17m 211.500969 £66m 233.7399217
Q2 2013
£44m 114.637689 £19m 237.3802313 £62m 219.8626677
Q3 2013
£48m 124.9533094 £26m 325.3970614 £62m 217.8705211
Q4 2013
£44m 114.779575 £24m 301.7838345 £73m 256.1576774
Q1 2014
£48m 124.1436928 £23m 283.344792 £74m 260.3066706
Q2 2014
£44m 112.8655688 £22m 274.665488 £74m 261.9806433
Q3 2014
£45m 116.2892364 £27m 332.760051 £72m 255.4570674
Q4 2014 £47m 121.5881598 £37m 460.6963671 £84m 296.9434508
Q1 2015
£64m 166.8670112 £20m 252.927819 £69m 245.3272254
Q2 2015
£55m 143.3622017 £21m 267.7190612 £81m 285.4197636
Q3 2015
£47m 121.5939593 £31m 392.6964837 £80m 281.855893
Q4 2015
£49m 127.9093218 £30m 380.4143219 £97m 343.5414968
Q1 2016
£51m 132.2065146 £22m 275.8691959 £73m 257.7816008
Q2 2016
£61m 158.0735885 £30m 376.2474687 £91m 321.9141942
Q3 2016 £58m 150.2708617 £35m 437.3975756 £85m 301.7714131
Q4 2016
£53m 136.6034305 £33m 416.0685913 £100m 353.4266981
Q1 2017
£54m 139.3449361 £23m 288.2503213 £82m 289.3177085
Q2 2017
£56m 146.2399258 £28m 346.6016721 £83m 291.3259144
Q3 2017
£60m 156.1232369 £39m 481.8706785 £90m 316.4079158
Q4 2017
£68m 176.0780918 £56m 700.1468449 £101m 356.0155679
Q1 2018
£57m 146.8416171 £30m 377.5660714 £82m 288.8526203
Q2 2018
£65m 169.0784339 £36m 453.3471829 £89m 313.9132845
Q3 2018
£67m 172.6008719 £50m 620.0941893 £96m 337.2161767

UK Exports: National Breakdown

UK Exports: National Breakdown
Nation 2015 2016 2017 CAGR** (%)
Wales £0.41.bn
£0.44.bn
£0.53.bn 9.2%
Scotland £4.75.bn
£5.24.bn
£5.73.bn 6.5%
Northern Ireland £1.43.bn
£1.44.bn
£1.72.bn 6.4%
England £10.45.bn
£11.61.bn
£12.53.bn 6.2%

Food and Drink Exports: Regional Exports

Food and Drink Exports: Regional Exports
Region 2015 2016 2017 CAGR** (%)
South East £1.29bn
£1.50bn
£1.65bn 8.4%
London £2.38bn
£2.70bn
£2.94bn 7.2%
South West £0.67bn
£0.74bn
£0.81bn 7.0%
Yorkshire and the Humber £0.95bn
£1.04bn
£1.15bn 6.5%
West Midlands £0.65bn
£0.70bn
£0.78bn 6.3%
North West £1.68bn
£1.88bn
£1.98bn 5.7%
East £1.70bn
£1.86bn
£2.01bn 5.7%
East Midlands £0.89bn
£0.94bn
£0.96bn 2.6%
North East £0.24bn
£0.24bn
£0.25bn 0.8%

**CAGR and total increase figures are calculated for the period 2015-2017


Food and Drink: Share of nation's total exports

Food and Drink: Share of Nation's Total Exports
Nation 2015 2016 2017 Total increase**
Scotland 19.9%
21.7%
20.0% 0.1pp
Northern Ireland 20.0%
18.4%
19.8% -0.2pp
England 5.0%
5.3%
5.2% 0.2pp
Wales 3.1%
3.0%
3.2% 0.1pp

Share of UK Food & Drink* Exports

Share of UK Food & Drink* Exports
UK Region Share of UK FD Exports
Wales 2.35%
Scotland 25.45%
Northern Ireland 7.66%
North East 1.11%
North West 8.80%
Yorkshire and The Humber 5.12%
East Midlands 4.25%
West Midlands 3.46%
East 8.93%
London 13.04%
South East 7.31%
South West 3.62%
Unallocated Trade* 8.90%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise UK Regional Trade in Goods Statistics

*Not all trade can be assigned to one of the 9 English Regions, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This is classified as 'Unallocated Trade'. Find further details on what Un-allocated trade is.


Food and Drink Exports: Share of National Exports (Section Ranking)

Food and Drink Exports: Share of National Exports
Section Ranking** England
Machinery and Transport £109.7bn
Miscellaneous Manufactures £38.6bn
Chemicals £37.8bn
Manufactured Goods £23.3bn
Mineral Fuels £15.0bn
Food & Drink £12.5bn
Crude Materials £5,3bn
Other commodities nes £1,1bn

Food and Drink Exports: Share of National Exports
Section Ranking** Wales
Machinery and Transport £8.7bn
Manufactured Goods £2.0bn
Chemicals £1.9bn
Mineral Fuels £1.6bn
Miscellaneous Manufactures £1.3bn
Food & Drink £528.0m
Crude Materials £219.0m
Other commodities nes £84.0m

Food and Drink Exports: Share of National Exports
Section Ranking** Scotland
Mineral Fuels £9.0bn
Machinery and Transport £6.9bn
Food & Drink £5.7bn
Chemicals £2.4bn
Manufactured Goods £2.2bn
Miscellaneous Manufactures £1.9bn
Crude Materials £530.0m
Other commodities nes £53.0m

Food and Drink Exports: Share of National Exports
Section Ranking** Northern Ireland
Machinery and Transport £2.9bn
Food & Drink £1.7bn
Chemicals £1.4bn
Miscellaneous Manufactures £1.3bn
Manufactured Goods £764.0m
Mineral Fuels £327.0m
Crude Materials £247.0m
Other commodities nes £18.0m

Key  
Food & Drink* data for this section includes the export of tobacco and live animals.
Crude Materials Including. hides, rubbers, cork, paper, textiles.
Mineral Fuels i.e. coke, petroleum, gas.
Other commodities nes i.e. coins, gold, other special transactions
Chemicals Incl. plastics and pharmaceuticals.
Manufactured Goods Materials such as leather, metals, paper, wood.
Machinery and Transport Incl. office, transport, industrial, electrical.
Miscellaneous Manufactures Incl. furniture, apparel, footwear, home furnishings.

Last reviewed: 05 Dec 2018