Meat: Consumption and Exports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 17th July 2019.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Conservative, Harborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) proportion (b) value and (c) volume of (i) lamb, (ii) beef, (iii) pork and (iv) chicken produced in the UK is (A) consumed in the UK, (B) exported to the EU and (C) exported to the rest of the world.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

According to analysis of HMRC Overseas Trade Statistics and Defra agricultural statistics, in 2018:

UK produced Lamb - (A) consumed in the UK = (a) 68%, (b) £856m, (c) 202 thousand tonnes (B) exported to the EU = (a) 31%, (b) £355m, (c) 92 thousand tonnes and (C) exported to the rest of the world = (a) 1%, (b) £12m, (c) 4 thousand tonnes.

UK produced Beef - (A) consumed in the UK = (a) 85%, (b) £2.6bn, (c) 785 thousand tonnes (B) exported to the EU = (a) 14%, (b) £398m, (c) 125 thousand tonnes and (C) exported to the rest of the world = (a) 2%, (b) £37m, (c) 15 thousand tonnes.

UK produced Pork - (A) consumed in the UK = (a) 71%, (b) £888m, (c) 636 thousand tonnes (B) exported to the EU = (a) 19%, (b) £186m, (c) 173 thousand tonnes and (C) exported to the rest of the world = (a) 9%, (b) £106m, (c) 81 thousand tonnes.

UK produced Poultry - (A) consumed in the UK = (a) 82%, (b) £2.2bn, (c) 1.6 million tonnes (B) exported to the EU = (a) 14%, (b) £222m, (c) 272 thousand tonnes and (C) exported to the rest of the world = (a) 4%, (b) £78m, (c) 82 thousand tonnes.

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