Food: Imports

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th January 2020.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the (a) value and (b) proportion of market share was of imports of (i) beef, (ii) sheep meat, (iii) pork, (iv) dairy and (v) poultry products in each nation of the UK over the last three years.

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Data at the level of detail requested is not available.

According to Defra analysis of HM Revenue & Customs regional trade statistics, UK imports by region over the last three years (2016 to 2018) were as follows:

Meat and meat preparations:

UK region

Import value (16-18)

Share of imports

England

£16bn

81%

Wales

£378m

1.9%

Scotland

£532m

2.7%

Northern Ireland

£1.5bn

7.5%

Unallocated regional trade

£1.4bn

7.0%

Dairy and eggs:

UK region

Import value (16-18)

Share of imports

England

£7.2bn

77%

Wales

£172m

1.8%

Scotland

£281m

3.0%

Northern Ireland

£511m

5.4%

Unallocated regional trade

£1.2bn

13%

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