Key Indicators

Key indicators
  H1 2018 H1 2019
Change
All Food and drink £10.7bn
£11.3bn
5.1%
EU £6.8bn
£6.9bn
2.3%
Non-EU £4.0bn
£4.4bn
9.8%
EU share 63.0%
61.4%
-1.6pp
Non-EU share 36.9%
38.6%
+1.6pp
Trade balance -£12.2bn
-£12.3bn
-0.8%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

Top 10 products

Top 10 Products
  Change
  H1 2019
Value % Value % Volume
Whisky £2.2bn
£220.5m
10.9%
9.2%
Salmon
£400.1m
£87.8m
28.1%
24.7%
Chocolate
£357.2m
£15.9m
4.7%
3.7%
Wine
£349.3m
£46.3m
15.3%
-11.4%
Cheese
£348.3m
£19.5m
5.9%
5.8%
Gin
£333.5m
£49.2m
17.3%
16.1%
Beef £276.4m
£7.8m
2.9%
13.5%
Pork
£256.3m
£35.8m
16.2%
9.6%
Breakfast cereals
£242.1m
£0.5m 0.2%
3.9%
Beer £239.1m
£2.8m
1.2%
3.9%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

Top 20 Markets

Top 20 Markets
  H1 2019
Change
Ireland £2.0bn
-1.9%
France £1.1bn
6.5%
United States £1.1bn
11.0%
Netherlands £851.6m
6.2%
Germany £730.4m
2.5%
Spain £444.3m
-4.2%
Belgium £379.5m
9.2%
China £344.4m
16.2%
Italy £290.3m
2.1%
Australia £203.3m
-0.3%
Poland £202.9m
8.4%
Hong Kong £193.7m
-10.6%
Singapore £192.5m
3.1%
Denmark £170.9m
1.5%
Sweden £161.3m
11.8%
Canada £154.7m
9.2%
United Arab Emirates £151.8m
-11.1%
Japan £150.8m
23.6%
Taiwan £128.0m
24.4%
South Korea £106.3m
14.9%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

H1 UK food and drink exports over 10 years

UK food and drink exports
H1 EU27 Non-EU
2009 £4.6bn
£2.0bn
2010 £4.9bn
£2.4bn
2011 £5.5bn
£3.0bn
2012 £5.4bn
£3.1bn
2013 £5.6bn
£3.5bn
2014 £5.7bn
£3.4bn
2015 £5.3bn
£3.4bn
2016 £5.7bn
£3.7bn
2017 £6.3bn
£3.9bn
2018 £6.8bn £4.0bn
2019 £6.9bn £4.4bn

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

H1 2019 Top Markets for UK Branded Exports

Country H1 2019
Change
Ireland £750.5m
-1.0%
Germany £258.5m
-2.9%
Netherlands £235.7m
2.9%
France £186.5m
0.2%
United States £98.9m
3.0%
Australia £89.0m
3.9%
Poland £84.1m
-0.04%
Spain £81.6m
-0.1%
Belgium £68.9m
-17.7%
Sweden £63.4m 1.4%

Percentages represent year-on-year growth in the value of branded good exports to each respective partner country.

H1 2019 Fastest Growing Branded Exports*

Product Change
Animal / Vegetable Oils 37.7%
Cereals For Infants 33.3%
Prepared Cereals 32.5%
Filled Chocolate 25.6%
Food Preparations 13.6%
Waffles And Wafers 10.6%
Chocolate 8.9%
Tomato Sauces 8.7%
Cocoa Preparations 6.7%
Sweet Biscuits 6.5%

* Fastest growing goods among the UK's top 30 branded good exports.

Branded Goods

  H1 2018 H1 2019 Change
World £2.86bn
£2.91bn
1.7%
EU £2.05bn
£2.01bn
-1.6%
Non-EU £0.81bn
£0.89bn
9.8%
EU share 71.6%
69.2%
-2.4pp
Non-EU share 28.4%
30.7%
+2.4pp

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
*food and non-alcoholic beverages

H1 2019 exports to countries with EU preferential trade agreements

Country
H1 2019
Singapore £192.5m
Canada £154.7m
Japan £150.8m
South Korea £106.3m
Southern African Customs Union & Mozambique £103.9m
Norway £91.9m
Switzerland £74.0m
Mexico £68.4m
Turkey £64.7m
Andean Community £56.1m
Cariforum EPA £44.7m
Israel £44.1m
Egypt £38.4m
Chile £34.1m
Lebanon £32.3m
Central America £31.6m
Vietnam £28.4m
Iceland £27.0m
East African Community EPA £17.2m
Jordan £17.1m
Morocco £13.5m
Ghana £13.3m
Eastern and Southern Africa EPA £9.4m
Ukraine £7.8m
Ivory Coast £7.7m
Serbia £3.9m
Algeria £3.8m
Cameroon £3.7m
Montenegro £3.2m
Georgia £2.8m
Andorra £2.6m
Kosovo £2.4m
Macedonia £2.0m
Faroe Islands £1.3m
Albania £1.0m
Tunisia £0.8m
Moldova £0.5m
Bosnia & Herzegovina £0.4m
Pacific EPA £0.3m
San Marino £0.02m
Liechtenstein £0.02m

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs


H1 Food and Drink Exports over 10 Years

H1 Canada Japan
2009 £92.9m
£72.2m
2010 £107.9m
£76.0m
2011 £122.1m
£96.8m
2012 £123.0m
£90.2m
2013 £128.7m
£86.0m
2014 £126.8m
£91.5m
2015 £141.2m
£119.8m
2016 £144.9m
£112.1m
2017 £152.2m
£110.3m
2018 £141.7m £122.0m
2019 £154.7m £150.8m

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs


Last reviewed: 10 Feb 2020