Trade: Food and Drink

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Baroness Byford Baroness Byford Shadow Minister (Food & Rural Affairs), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the trading gap between the value of food and drink imported and exported by the United Kingdom for each of the years 1997 to 2006.

Photo of Lord Truscott Lord Truscott Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Energy), Department of Trade and Industry, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Trade and Industry) (Energy)

Figures for trade in food, animals and beverages are shown in the following table:

Imports to UK Exports from UK Difference
Year £ million £ million £ million
2006 24092 10450 13642
2005 22948 10071 12877
2004 21424 9849 11575
2003 20355 9953 10402
2002 18567 9020 9547
2001 17734 8711 9023
2000 16410 8860 7550
1999 16625 8929 7696
1998 16500 9213 7287
1997 16344 9899 6445
Source:

Overseas Trade Statistics

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