Food: UK Trade with EU

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of (1) exports, and (2) imports, of food and drink between the UK and the rest of the EU in each of the last three years.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UK food and drink Exports are a success story, reaching £22bn for the first time in 2017. Our exports to Europe continue to increase, and have grown by £3.4bn since 2014.

Exports

  • In 2015 the value of food and drink exports to the rest of the EU was £10.9bn.

  • This increased to £12bn in 2016.

  • This increased again in 2017 to a total of £13.3bn.

Imports

  • In 2015 the value of food and drink imports from the rest of the EU was £27.6bn.

  • In 2016 this increased to £29.8bn.

  • In 2017 this increased to £32.4bn.

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