UK beef exports experience strong start to 2020

By Aidan Fortune contact

- Last updated on GMT

UK beef exports experience strong start to 2020

Related tags: Beef, Uk

UK exports of fresh and frozen beef recorded strong year-on-year growth in January, according to latest Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb statistics.

It reported that fresh and frozen beef exports totalled 11,300 tonnes, almost 20% more than the same month in the previous year. This is significantly higher than the growth recording in December 2019 (5% up on December 2018).

Exports to Ireland, the UK’s largest export destination increased by 13%, to 3,500 tonnes while shipments to Hong Kong  were up 300 tonnes, the Philippines up 250 tonnes and the Netherlands up 350 tonnes.

Value increase ​ 

UK beef exports also increased in value terms, although not by as much. In January 2020, exports of fresh and frozen beef totalled £38.7m, 11% more than in the same month in the previous year. This was attributed to a 7% decline in the average export unit price.

There was a recorded uplift in shipments of offal and processed beef products. Offal exports increased by 9% yea-on-year to 4,150 tonnes while exports of beef products increased by 11% to 700 tonnes.

Import decline

UK imports of fresh and frozen beef declined by 14% in January compared to the previous year, to 19,200 tonnes. This equated to a value of £72.7m, 18% less than in the previous year.

Shipments from Ireland, the largest supplier of beef to the UK, fell by 12% to 14,800 tonnes. Imports also recorded a drop from Poland which was down by 200 tonnes, Germany down by 150 tonnes and the Netherlands down by 50 tonnes.

Imports of offal and processed beef products also recorded a decline in volume terms. Offal imports totalled 1,800 tonnes, 23% less than in the previous year, while imports of processed beef products fell by a quarter, to total 4,900 tonnes.

Related news

Related products

show more

The unique natural anti-oxidant for meat applications

The unique natural anti-oxidant for meat applications

Kancor Ingredients Limited | 28-Feb-2019 | Technical / White Paper

Fresh meat is preferred in bright red colour but is highly prone to oxidation and is colour sensitive to extracts. Kancor’s OxiKan R, a highly refined...

Microbiological safety of raw-fermented sausages

Microbiological safety of raw-fermented sausages

Jungbunzlauer | 18-Feb-2019 | Technical / White Paper

Raw-fermented sausages are prone to the contamination with pathogens such as Salmonella and Listeria. Jungbunzlauer gives a new impetus to the exploration...

Related suppliers

comments

Post your comment

We will not publish your email address on the website

These comments have not been moderated. You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment. Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments. If you wish to complain about a comment please use the "REPORT ABUSE" button or contact the editors.

Follow us

Products

View more

Webinars