2017 Export Statistics H1

UK food and drink export statistics 2017 - H1

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Key Indicators

Branded goods

Executive summary

  • H1 2017 exports of all food and drink reached £10.2bn, up 8.5% on 2016, led by growth to the EU27.
  • Contrary to recent export trends, stronger growth was reported to EU countries (+9.0%) than to countries outside the EU (+7.6%).
  • Exports of branded goods rose by 11.3% to £2.7bn in H1 2017, representing the highest H1 value on record.
  • Exports to China saw the largest growth (+35.3%) of non-EU markets in the top 10, while exports grew by 77% to South Korea led by beer.
  • UK's food and drink trade deficit continued to increase in H1 2017, up by 16% to -£12.4bn due to the rising cost of imported goods as a result of the weaker pound.
  • Exports of beer overtook chocolate to become the UK's third largest export product by value, behind whisky and salmon.

Top 10 products

Top 20 markets

UK food and drink exports

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Last reviewed: 16 Jan 2018