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UK pork exports continue to rise in 2017

14th Feb 2018 / By Alistair Driver

UK pork exports increased by 4.8% in 2017 to 216,000 tonnes with a value of £293 million.

Both EU and non-EU shipments increased last year, on a record-breaking year for pork exports in 2016. China remains a key market. Last year was generally more of a challenging year for Chinese pork imports due to increased production both in China and the rest of the world. However, the UK has continued to hold levels with pork volumes sitting just above 40,000 tonnes, despite a fall in EU exports to China.

Pork to the United States has increased in value, rising 2.7 per cent to more than £23 million, with the UK’s reputation for producing high-welfare pork providing a gateway into the high-value food service sector, AHDB said.

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