2016 Export Statistics

UK food and drink export statistics 2016.

Branded exports in focus

Key Indicators

Key indicators
  2015 2016 Change
All Food and drink £18.2bn £20.2bn 10.5%
Food and non-alcoholic drink £12.4bn £13.8bn 11.8%
EU £8.9bn 9.9bn 10.4%
Non-EU £3.4bn £4.0bn 15.6%
EU share 72.3% 71.4% -0.9pp
Non-EU share 27.7% 28.6% 0.9pp
Trade balance (inc. Alcohol) -£21.2 £22.4bn -5.7%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise

Branded Goods

Branded Goods
  2015 2016 Change
World £4.6bn £5.2bn 11.5%
EU £3.2bn £3.5bn 8.6%
Non-EU £1.4bn £1.7bn 18.0%
EU share 69.3% 67.5% -0.8pp
Non-EU share 30.7% 32.5% 1.8pp

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise

Top 10 products

Top 10 Products
  Change
   2016 Value % Value % Volume
Whisky £4095.3m £153.2m 3.9% 5.5%
Chocolate £663.4m £79.2m 13.5% 7.7%
Beer £595.4m £89.1m 17.6% 10.0%
Salmon £579.2m £81.7m 16.4% -9.3%
Cheese £498.8m £49.4m 11.0% 7.7%
Wine £490.1m £49.6m 11.2% -14.0%
Gin £475.0m £53.0m 12.5% 10.6%
Beef £446.8m £16.8m 3.9% 1.4%
Soft drinks £427.8m £47.7m 12.6% 5.8%
Wheat £389.2m £123.9m 46.7% 49.2%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise

Top 20 Markets

Top 20 Markets
  YTD 2016 Change
Ireland £3340.3m 8.0%
United States £2153.6m 13.0%
France £2122.2m 7.8%
Netherlands £1295.6m 0.4%
Germany £1283.1m 13.3%
Spain £985.8m 18.0%
Italy £524.1m 17.9%
Belgium £519.9m 15.1%
China £439.5m 51.1%
Hong Kong £379.3m 10.6%
United Arab Emirates £350.4m 6.9%
Australia £337.7m 12.4%
Canada £328.7m 9.0%
Poland £319.5m 31.1%
Singapore £299.7m 7.1%
Denmark £288.0m 6.2%
Sweden £267.9m 7.5%
South Korea £231.5m 23.7%
South Africa £224.7m 1.9%
Japan £223.2m 3.4%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise

UK food and drink exports

UK food and drink exports
  EU27 Non-EU
1998 5.6 3.5
1999 5.7 3.1
2000 5.5 3.2
2001 5.3 3.2
2002 5.8 3.2
2003 6.5 3.4
2004 6.4 3.3
2005 6.5 3.5
2006 7.0 3.6
2007 7.8 3.7
2008 9.1 4.2
2009 9.6 4.5
2010 10.5 5.4
2011 11.6 6.6
2012 11.3 7.0
2013 11.6 7.3
2014 11.5 7.4
2015 11.0 7.3
2016 12.1 8.1

Exports of Branded Food & Non-Alc Drink

Exports of Branded Food & Non-Alc Drink
  Value added EU28 Non-EU
1997 2.2 1.4 0.7
1998 2.1 1.4 0.7
1999 2.0 1.4 0.6
2000 2.0 1.4 0.6
2001 2.1 1.5 0.6
2002 2.1 1.5 0.6
2003 2.2 1.6 0.6
2004 2.2 1.7 0.6
2005 2.2 1.6 0.6
2006 2.3 1.7 0.6
2007 2.5 1.9 0.6
2008 2.9 2.2 0.7
2009 3.1 2.3 0.8
2010 3.3 2.4 0.9
2011 3.7 2.6 1.0
2012 4.0 2.9 1.1
2013 4.4 3.1 1.2
2014 4.6 3.2 1.3
2015 4.6 3.2 1.4
2016 5.2 3.5 1.7
2017      
2018      
2019      
2020 6.1 3.8 2.3

Top 10 Markets for branded products

Top 10 Markets
  YTD 2016 Change
Canada £115.9m 31.2%
Belgium £117.9m 10.7%
Poland £119.1m 42.7%
Spain £128.1m 1.4%
Australia £144.6m 15.4%
United States £197.1m 23.9%
France £347.4m 3.9%
Netherlands £390.4m 0.9%
Germany £472.9m 14.6%
Ireland £1315.6m 8.3%

Top 10 products - China

Top 10 Products - China
  Change
   2016 Value % Value % Volume
Milk and cream (powders) £67.4m £38.6m 134.1% 62.4%
Salmon £54.6m -£0.3m -0.6% -19.9%
Pork £43.3m £18.3m 73.2% 46.9%
Whisky £42.0m £0.8m 2.0% -14.2%
Beer £20.2m £16.5m 439.2% 502.7%
Crustaceans £17.1m £12.1m 238.9% 224.9%
Whey £15.1m £12.7m 531.9% 119.1%
Waters £8.0m £4.7m 139.2% 55.8%
Milk and cream (liquid) £7.8m -£3.6m -31.4% -6.7%
Breakfast cereals £7.7m £4.4m 132.1% 68.2%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise

10 Year Food and Drink Export Growth to China

10 Year Food and Drink Export Growth to China
Commodity All food and drink Value-added
2006 £103,081,285 £9,836,659
2007 £78,229,542 £6,667,063
2008 £86,847,569 £10,976,211
2009 £99,507,332 £13,009,972
2010 £122,596,840 £24,749,822
2011 £174,788,609 £28,102,212
2012 £190,933,158 £30,318,364
2013 £258,188,942 £39,380,998
2014 £280,995,881 £44,015,137
2015 £290,916,202 £56,692,496
2016 £439,520,278 £84,660,971

Last reviewed: 17 Feb 2017