Wheat: Exports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th December 2016.

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Photo of Alan Johnson Alan Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much British-grown wheat, of each grade type was (a) exported and (b) to which countries in the past five years for which figures are available.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

According to HMRC trade data, the UK exported 7.4 million tonnes of common unmilled wheat to 54 countries over the last five years (2011-2015).

The top five countries accounted for approximately four fifths of these exports:

  1. Spain – 2 million tonnes
  2. Netherlands – 2 million tonnes
  3. Portugal – 0.7 million tonnes
  4. Irish Republic – 0.5 million tonnes
  5. Algeria – 0.4 million tonnes

HMRC trade data does not separately identify wheat by grade i.e. bread, biscuits etc. It is publically available (free of charge) at: www.uktradeinfo.com.

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