Meat: Imports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th September 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 consumed in the UK is imported (A) from the EU and (B) from the rest of the world.

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

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

UK lamb consumption - (A) imported from the EU = (a) 7%, (b) £53m, (c) 21 thousand tonnes and (B) imported from the rest of the world = (a) 26%, (b) £320m, (c) 76 thousand tonnes.

UK beef consumption - (A) imported from the EU = (a) 30%, (b) £1.1bn, (c) 343 thousand tonnes and (B) imported from the rest of the world = (a) 2%, (b) £94m, (c) 22 thousand tonnes.

UK pork consumption - (A) imported from the EU = (a) 55%, (b) £849m, (c) 792 thousand tonnes and (B) imported from the rest of the world = (a) 0.1%, (b) £3m, (c) 1 thousand tonnes.

UK poultry consumption - (A) imported from the EU = (a) 25%, (b) £1.2bn, (c) 548 thousand tonnes and (B) imported from the rest of the world = (a) 2%, (b) £61m, (c) 36 thousand tonnes.

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