Food: Exports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the total food and drink exported from the United Kingdom in each year since 2000 was to countries that are members of the European Union or party to an EU Free Trade Agreement.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

Below is a table showing total food and drink exports from the UK from 2000 to 2014. Included are the percentages of total UK exports each year that are exported to EU countries and EU Free Trade Association countries.

Year

Total food and drink exports from the UK (£000s)

Percentage of UK food and drink exports to EU countries

Percentage of UK food and drink exports to EU Free Trade Association countries

2000

8,378,287

62%

2%

2001

8,214,282

62%

2%

2002

8,603,872

64%

2%

2003

9,550,913

65%

2%

2004

9,386,712

65%

2%

2005

9,626,612

65%

2%

2006

10,141,048

66%

2%

2007

10,976,473

67%

1%

2008

12,711,889

68%

2%

2009

13,445,210

68%

2%

2010

15,194,264

65%

2%

2011

17,455,367

63%

2%

2012

17,347,316

61%

2%

2013

17,956,542

60%

2%

2014

17,915,031

60%

2%

Data source: HM Revenue and Customs

Data prepared by: Defra Trade Statistics team

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