Chicken Imports

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what change there has been in the level of imports of chicken in the last three months.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare)

The most recent trade statistics currently available are for January 2006, February data is expected to be available around 17 April. During the last three months available, the import level for chicken has remained steady at around 40,000 tonnes per calendar month.

2005 2006
November December January
Short description £000 Tonnes £000 Tonnes £000 Tonnes
Poultry cuts and offal (frozen) 29,843 14,803 25,101 13,208 24,747 12,676
Poultry meat and offal (other than liver) prepared or preserved 23,465 12,106 24,361 11,272 25,780 12,378
Poultry cuts and offal (fresh or chilled) 18,681 9,504 16,954 9,517 18,344 8,870
Poultry carcass meat (fresh or chilled) 2,841 3,008 3,615 3,860 3,511 4,158
Poultry carcass meat (frozen) 1,033 898 1,288 1,153 1,090 952
Poultry, live—weighing not more than 185 g 101 20 215 21 52 5
Poultry, live—weighing more than 185 g 11 21 8 18
Poultry livers (frozen) 3 6 2 3
Total 75,974 40,360 71,545 39,055 73,526 39,042

Note:

Data prepared by Trade statistics, Food Chain Analysis 3, DEFRA. 2005 and 2006 data is subject to change.

Source:

H M Revenue and Customs

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