Key Indicators

Key indicators
  Q3 2019 Change YTD 2019
Change
All Food and drink £6.2n
8.3% £17.4bn
6.3%
EU £3.6bn
5.3% £10.6bn
3.4%
Non-EU £2.5bn
13.1% £6.9bn
11.0%
EU share 59.1%
-1.7pp 60.6%
-1.7pp
Non-EU share 40.9%
1.7pp 39.4%
1.7pp
Trade deficit -£5.2bn
-12.2% -£17.5bn
-3.3%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Top 10 products

Top 10 Products
  Change
  YTD 2019
Value (£) Value (%) Volume (%)
Whisky £3.7bn
£374.3m
11.3%
7.8%
Salmon
£614.1m
£152.0m
32.9%
29.2%
Chocolate
£555.4m
£10.4m
1.9%
3.8%
Cheese
£527.2m
£31.1m
6.3%
9.1%
Gin
£515.2m
£62.1m
13.7%
13.8%
Wine
£497.9m
£40.7m
8.9%
-15.6%
Beef £425.7m
£27.3m
6.8%
20.1%
Pork
£405.1m
£68.8m
20.5%
8.5%
Beer £366.9m
£5.2m
1.4%
1.4%
Breakfast cereals
£363.7m
£2.6m 0.7%
2.7%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Top 20 Markets

Top 20 Markets
  YTD 2019
Change
Ireland £3.0bn
-3.2%
United States £1.7bn
14.3%
France £1.7bn
6.6%
Netherlands £1.3bn
7.1%
Germany £1.1bn
3.9%
Spain £771.3m
7.8%
China £557.5m
25.2%
Belgium £537.9m
3.2%
Italy £439.2m
3.6%
Australia £333.8m
2.1%
Poland £319.8m
12.7%
Singapore £297.4m
-5.4%
Hong Kong £284.6m
-11.3%
Canada £258.9m
10.7%
Denmark £248.9m
-1.9%
Japan £233.1m
23.5%
Sweden £230.9m
8.8%
United Arab Emirates £224.5m
-15.7%
Taiwan £204.4m
34.2%
South Africa £173.8m
15.5%

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


UK food and drink exports over the last 10 years

UK Food and Drink Export Value vs. Export Growth
EU27 Non-EU
Q3 2010 £2.6bn £1.4bn
Q3 2011 £2.9bn £1.7bn
Q3 2012 £2.9bn £1.8bn
Q3 2013 £2.9bn £1.9bn
Q3 2014 £2.9bn £1.9bn
Q3 2015 £2.7bn £1.8bn
Q3 2016 £3.1bn £2.0bn
Q3 2017 £3.5bn £2.4bn
Q3 2018 £3.5bn £2.2bn
Q3 2019 £3.6bn £2.5bn

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Branded Goods

2019 YTD top markets for UK branded exports

Country YTD 2019
Change
Ireland £1.1bn
-1.6%
Germany £383.9m
-2.3%
Netherlands £337.4m
-0.8%
France £272.8m
-0.6%
United States £168.1m
7.0%
Australia £147.8m
3.9%
Poland £128.1m
2.4%
Spain £120.6m
-2.1%
Belgium £102.6m
-13.0%
China £95.7m -2.2%

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

Q3 2019 Fastest Growing Branded Exports*

Product Change
Chocolate bars 4.1%
Sweet Biscuits 4.6%
Tomato Sauces 7.0%
Waffles And Wafers 7.3%
Yogurt 10.0%
Food Preparations 12.3%
Filled Chocolate 14.4%
Animal and vegetable oils 18.5%
Prepared cereals 28.5%
Prepared food for infants 33.3%

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

Branded Goods
  Q3 2019 Change YTD 2019 Change
World £1.5bn
0.4% £4.4bn
1.2%
EU £1.0bn
-3.2% £3.0bn
-2.1%
Non-EU £0.5bn
8.2% £1.4bn 9.2%
EU share 65.9%
-2.5pp 68.2% -2.3pp
Non-EU share 34.1%
2.5pp 31.9% 2.3pp

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise


Strong growth in Asia

Exports to China over 5 years
Branded goods All food and drink
Q3 2014 £9.4m £77.6m
Q3 2015 £14.6m £77.2m
Q3 2016 £14.8m £102.2m
Q3 2017 £35.36m £145.5m
Q3 2018 £37.9m £148.8m
Q3 2019 £37.4m £213.4m

UK-China exports

2019 YTD food and drink exports
  Change Export Growth
EU27 -2.1% £3.0bn
Africa 0.5% £111.7m
Non-Oceania 4.4% £167.9m
North America 8.9% £267.9m
Asia 10.2% £585.8
Europe (Non-EU) 14.5% £208.0m
South America 16.6% £45.1

Source of Data: Her Majesty's Customs & Excise



Last reviewed: 28 Apr 2020