Foot and Mouth

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 16th October 2001.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Conservative, Galloway and Upper Nithsdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the United Kingdom's balance of trade was in (a) livestock, (b) meat products and (c) all foodstuffs for the years since 1997; and what estimate she has made of how this will change as a result of foot and mouth export controls.

Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The tables show the value of UK trade in livestock, meat and meat products and total food, feed and drink between 1997 and 2000.

The total food, feed and drink (including livestock) table also shows the value of exports of items over this period which are currently under foot and mouth disease export restrictions.

Livestock
£ million
Trade/animal type 1997 1998 1999 2000
Exports
Cattle, sheep, pigs and goats 49 35 29 23
Poultry 43 46 50 60
Exports total 92 81 79 84
Imports
Cattle, sheep, pigs and goats 25 16 17 24
Poultry 5 6 5 5
Imports total 30 22 22 29
Meat and meat products
£ million
Trade type/Meat and meat products 1997 1998 1999 2000
Exports
Red meat 565 456 388 386
Red meat products 45 47 34 38
Poultry and other meat 205 176 164 142
Poultry and other meat products 82 59 62 61
Exports total 898 738 649 627
Imports
Red meat 1,332 1,021 1,113 1,259
Red meat products 352 339 337 382
Poultry and other meat 445 521 545 539
Poultry and other meat products 162 170 200 227
Imports total 2,291 2,051 2,195 2,407
Total food, feed and drink(34)
£ million
1997 1998 1999 2000
Exports total 10,016 9,327 9,074 8,905
Of which:
Items currently under FMD export restrictions 675 566 492 477
Imports total 17,200 17,220 17,626 17,176

(34) Including livestock

Source:

HM Customs and Excise

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