Sheep: Exports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Hodgson of Abinger Baroness Hodgson of Abinger Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many live sheep were exported in each year from 2014 to 2018; where those sheep were exported to; and what percentage of the total amount of sheep exported went for slaughter in each of those years.

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

The table for the total number of sheep exported in the years 2014 to 2018, including the destination country and the percentage of sheep exported for slaughter in each year is set out below.

Year

Country exported to

Total

Percentage of the total number of sheep exported went for slaughter

2014

52886

4.90%

Austria

53

Belgium

6216

Czech Republic

8

Denmark

2

Estonia

15

France

26357

Germany

1804

Guernsey

2

Ireland

142

isle of Man

668

Italy

332

Jersey

3

Latvia

97

Malta

4

Northern Ireland

8171

Romania

30

Switzerland

55

The Netherlands

8927

2015

40824

8.10%

Belgium

2696

France

23858

Germany

562

Guernsey

2

Ireland

770

Isle of Man

404

Italy

58

Lithuania

25

Northern Ireland

7381

Poland

5

Portugal

6

Romania

12

Switzerland

51

The Netherlands

4994

2016

66165

10.60%

Austria

49

Belgium

4319

Denmark

3

Estonia

28

Finland

15

France

20225

Germany

15028

Guernsey

9

Hungary

23

Ireland

1079

Isle of Man

3265

Italy

66

Jersey

22

Latvia

37

Northern Ireland

10085

Spain

14

Switzerland

118

The Netherlands

11780

2017

44781

20%

Austria

2

Belgium

7278

Czech Republic

13

Estonia

12

France

8719

Germany

1781

Ireland

5889

Isle of Man

4944

Italy

32

Jersey

8

Northern Ireland

11989

Portugal

68

Romania

13

Spain

45

Sweden

19

Switzerland

97

The Netherlands

3872

2018

40626

9.30%

Austria

3

Belgium

2347

Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)

99

Estonia

73

France

12506

Germany

208

Guernsey

8

Hungary

1

Ireland

11042

Isle of Man

648

Italy

39

Jersey

68

Lithuania

108

Northern Ireland

10711

Portugal

92

Romania

68

Serbia

30

Spain

53

Switzerland

158

The Netherlands

2364

This data includes exports from holdings in England, Scotland and Wales. Movements between Northern Ireland (NI) and The Republic of Ireland (RoI) is a devolved matter, data for this can be requested from DAERA.

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