Exponential Growth in UK Food and Drink Exports
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Trade Snapshot has revealed significant growth in food and drink exports to non-EU markets set for UK trade deals. The territories with the most growth were the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (30%), Canada (23.4%), Australia (16.6%) and India (81%).
The data, which encompasses both imports and exports of food and drink in the first half of 2022, found that chocolate was the UK’s top exported food product worth £368 million, up 12% from 2021. The trade association requested that the new UK Government continue its efforts to help the food and drink industry improve its international performance of food and drink.
“We are pleased to see the continuing growth in exports of food and drink in 2022. British meat and dairy exports are growing well and chocolate exports remain strong reflecting the continuing demand for quality British confectionery”, commented Food & Drink Exporters Association director John Whitehead.
FDF noted that Europe still has potential for growth and said a priority remains to improve the implementation of the UK-EU trade agreement.
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