Ireland makes up 67% of UK beef imports

Ireland makes up 67% of UK beef imports

Meat remains a heavily imported food category in the UK, according to recent data from HM Revenue & Customs.

Food import data for the first six months of 2018 was collected from HM Revenue & Customs, with the study conducted by Glotech Repairs.

Beef imported from Ireland totals £425 million.

Figures show that Ireland comes out on top for exporting beef to Britain, making up 67% of the value of UK beef imports. Beef imported from Ireland totals £425 million.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands is the biggest primary importer of chicken to the UK – making up 43% of the total. The UK imports 17% from Poland while Irish pork coming into the UK totals 10%.

UK pork imports from Denmark value £171 million.

Going further afield to the Oceania region, processed meat imports from Thailand to Britain were valued at £302 million.

The report also claims that Spain is the biggest exporter of food and drink to the UK, with a total UK import value of £1,028,207,497 during the six month period.

In the first half of 2018, the UK imported £23,543,173,333 worth of consumable food and drink products.

To read the study in full, click here.

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