Milk: Imports

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Shadow Secretary of State (Environment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much liquid milk was imported into the UK in (a) 1997, (b) 2000 and (c) 2008.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State (Farming and the Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

holding answer 6 March 2009

Liquid milk imports are shown in the following table. Liquid milk is imported into the UK in two forms, as raw milk for processing by dairies in the UK, or as liquid drinking milk (e.g. pasteurised or UHT milk).

Most imports of raw milk come from the Republic of Ireland for processing by dairies in Northern Ireland.

Imports of liquid milk to the UK
million litres
Raw milk for processing Liquid drinking milk
1997 128 150
2000 97 122
2008 30 100
Source:

DARDNI, HMRC

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