Branded exports in focus

Key Indicators

Key indicators
  2017 2018
Change
All Food and drink £22.1bn
£22.6bn
2.5%
EU £13.3bn
£13.9bn
4.3%
Non-EU £8.7bn
£8.7bn
-0.3%
EU share 60.3%
61.4%
1.1pp
Non-EU share 39.6%
38.5%
-1.1pp
Trade deficit -£24.3bn
-£24.0bn
-1.4%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Top 10 products

Top 10 Products
  Change (from 2017)
  2018
Value (£) Value (%) Volume (%)
Whisky £4.8bn
£342.3m
7.7%
3.0%
Chocolate
£749.5m
£32.0m
4.5%
3.9%
Cheese
£675.4m
£60.1m
9.8%
10.8%
Salmon
£644.9m
-£84.6m
-11.6%
-14.2%
Wine
£630.4m
£56.1m
9.8%
21.3%
Gin
£614.4m
£80.1m
15.0%
11.6%
Beef £536.6m
£35.1m
7.0%
1.9%
Beer
£489.2m
-£36.5m
-7.0%
-6.3%
Breakfast cereals £481.6m
£52.7m
12.3%
13.2%
Pork
£465.5m
£6.7m 1.5%
3.2%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Top 20 Markets

Top 20 Markets
  2018
Change
Ireland £4.11bn
9.8%
United States £2.22bn
-2.2%
France £2.21bn
-3.4%
Netherlands £1.61bn
7.7%
Germany £1.43bn
2.5%
Spain £995.0m
2.5%
Belgium £694.8m
7.2%
China £622.8m
10.3%
Italy £582.7m
4.5%
Australia £444.1m
12.4%
Hong Kong £435.0m
-6.7%
Singapore £423.6m
11.2%
Poland £399.9m
7.1%
United Arab Emirates £360.6m
1.6%
Denmark £340.3m
-0.5%
Canada £316.5m
-4.1%
Sweden £276.5m
-3.9%
Japan £274.6m
15.1%
Taiwan £231.2m
5.2%
South Africa £213.6m
-9.3%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


UK food and drink exports over the last 10 years

UK Food and Drink Export Value vs. Export Growth
World Annual (overall) growth EU27 Non-EU
2008 13260247578 16.2% 16.2% £4.2.bn
2009 14055534360 6.0% £9.6.bn £4.5.bn
2010 15876102862 13.0% £10.4.bn £5.4.bn
2011 18180400166 14.5% £11.6.bn £6.6.bn
2012 18207643068 0.1% £11.3.bn £6.9.bn
2013 18952826319 4.1% £11.6.bn £7.3.bn
2014 18894211525 -0.3% £11.5.bn £7.4.bn
2015 18199131468 -3.7% £10.9.bn £7.2.bn
2016 20156939164 10.8% £12.1.bn £8.1.bn
2017 22063503321 9.5% £13.3.bn £8.7.bn
2018 22606560912 2.5% £13.9bn £8.7.bn

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Branded Goods

Branded Goods
  2017 2018 Change
World £5.8bn
£5.8bn
-0.1%
EU £3.9bn
£4.1bn
5.0%
Non-EU £2.0bn
£1.8bn -10.2%
EU share 66.4%
69.7% 3.4pp
Non-EU share 33.6%
30.2% -3.4pp

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Top 5 Markets

Top 5 Markets
  2017 2018 Change
Ireland £1.4bn
£1.5bn
7.2%
Germany £515.5m
£523.3m
1.5%
Netherlands £426.1m
£452.7m 6.2%
France £371.8m
£362.4m -2.5%
United States £201.8m
£214.7m 6.4%

UK Branded Goods Food and Drink Export Value vs. Export Growth

UK Branded Goods Food and Drink Export Value vs. Export Growth
World Annual (overall) growth EU27 Non-EU
2008 £13.2.bn 16.2% £9.1.bn £4.2.bn
2009 £14.0.bn 6.0% £9.6.bn £4.5.bn
2010 £15.8.bn 13.0% £10.4.bn £5.4.bn
2011 £18.1.bn 14.5% £11.6.bn £6.6.bn
2012 £18.2.bn 0.1% £11.3.bn £6.9.bn
2013 £18.9.bn 4.1% £11.6.bn £7.3.bn
2014 £18.8.bn -0.3% £11.5.bn £7.4.bn
2015 £18.1.bn -3.7% £10.9.bn £7.2.bn
2016 £20.1.bn 10.8% £12.1.bn £8.1.bn
2017 £22.0.bn 9.5% £13.3.bn £8.7.bn
2018 £22.6.bn 2.5% £13.9.bn £8.7.bn

Wheat & Wheat-based Products: 5 Year Trends

Wheat & Wheat-based Products: 5 Year Trends
Product United Kingdom Pounds
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 CAGR (2014-18, %)
Biscuits (savoury)
£100.6m £105.0m £106.7m £117.4m £132.1m 5.6%
Biscuits (sweet)
£373.7m £385.4m £372.4m £401.7m £416.0m 2.2%
Bread
£103.5m £105.7m £118.0m £115.4m £124.7m 3.8%
Breakfast cereals
£362.1m £369.0m £385.9m £428.9m £481.6m 5.9%
Cakes
£207.0m £223.6m £232.6m £265.1m £230.8m 2.2%
Pasta
£49.2m £47.3m £48.0m £57.2m £68.2m 6.7%
Wheat-based
£1.2bn £1.2bn £1.3bn £1.4bn £1.5bn 4.0%
Wheat
£164.7m £265.2m £389.2m £102.9m £63.8m -17.3%
Wheat and wheat-based products: share of total exports*
10.6% 12.2% 12.0% 9.8% 9.8% -1.6%

* Food and non-alcoholic drink exports from the UK to the rest of the world


UK Wheat-based Goods Export Volume

UK Wheat-based Goods Export Volume
Annual Series: 2008 - 2018
 
Quantity (Tonnes)
Commodity Biscuits (savoury) Biscuits (sweet) Bread Breakfast cereals Cakes Pasta Wheat Wheat-based
2008 36946 106875 105774 160310 74917 19954 2765721 504776
2009 28244 111439 86962 171440 73285 18607 2533103 489977
2010 31123 122094 85930 157603 81928 16916 3334768 495594
2011 35241 122710 86215 160913 78834 18500 2287153 502413
2012 39153 129408 95036 149761 88780 18335 1503422 520473
2013 36831 139345 94642 146431 90678 131400 447822 639327
2014 35162 136555 99808 146715 90008 54965 1143477 563213
2015 41006 143916 106064 156291 100277 30521 2002024 578075
2016 36941 130888 110869 151947 81820 24621 2987787 537086
2017 40227 136869 106380 164485 96710 29299 645878 573970
2018 43287 139385 98038 164485 92763 30066 357994 589944
Growth (2008-18) 17.2% 30.4% -7.3% 16.3% 23.8% 50.7% -87.1% 16.9%
CAGR (2008-18) 1.5% 2.4% -0.7% 1.4% 2.0% 3.8% -17.0% 1.4%

UK Food/Drink Exports Heatmap Data

2018
Region Food & Drink Exports (£)* Food & Drink Imports (£)* Food & Drink Imports (£)* Share of UK FD Imports* Ranking of Food & Drink Exports (of 8 SITC Sections) Ranking of Food & Drink Imports (of 8 SITC Sections)
North East £0.24bn
£0.72bn
1.1% 1.5% 5th 5th
North West £1.87bn
£4.66bn
8.1% 9.8% 5th 5th
Yorkshire and The Humber £1.19bn
£3.45bn
5.2% 7.3% 6th 6th
East Midlands £1.00bn
£3.08bn
4.3% 6.5% 5th 4th
West Midlands £0.82bn
£3.16bn
3.6% 6.7% 5th 4th
East of England £2.01bn
£6.07bn
8.7% 12.8% 5th 4th
London £3.02bn
£7.70bn
13.1% 16.3% 6th 4th
South East £1.56bn
£6.53bn
6.8% 13.8% 6th 5th
South West £0.82bn
£2.52bn
3.5% 5.3% 5th 4th
Wales £0.54bn
£0.79bn
2.3% 1.7% 6th 7th
Scotland £5.89bn
£2.32bn
25.6% 4.9% 3rd 5th
Northern Ireland £1.90bn
£1.75bn
8.3% 3.7% 2nd 2nd
Unallocated† £2.15bn
£4.56bn
9.4% 9.6% - -
United Kingdom £23.02bn
£47.32bn
8.3% 3.7% 2nd 2nd

Source
* Data for this section include the export of tobacco and live animals.
† Not all trade can be assigned to one of the 9 English Regions, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This is classified as 'Unallocated Trade'. Further details on what Unallocated trade is broken down into can be found here.
* Other sections here are: crude materials, mineral fuels, chemicals, manufactured goods (excluding food), machinery & transport, miscellaneous manufactures (e.g. furnishings), and other commodities nes (e.g. coins).

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise



Last reviewed: 03 May 2019