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.
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.