Smaller markets help fuel beef export growth in 2014

Smaller markets help fuel beef export growth in 2014

Demand from smaller markets helped drive a 6 per cent growth in the volume of beef exports from the UK in 2014, according to EBLEX.

Full export figures for the year revealed that the UK exported 112,055 tonnes of beef in 2014, compared to 105,311 shipped the previous year.

Among the highlights were the performances of shipments to smaller European markets. Exports to Greece were up fourfold and increased by 23 per cent to Denmark. Shipments to Sweden saw a 66 per cent increase on the year, while Portugal took 43 per cent more product in 2014 than 2013.

Jean-Pierre Garnier, EBLEX export manager, said: “Cultivating export markets to maximise their potential for the benefit of the entire supply chain is one of the cornerstones of EBLEX’s work. As such, the UK volume export figures for beef in 2014 make for very encouraging reading.

“We will continue to work towards maximising full carcase utilisation to help develop our export potential as we move forwards in 2015.”

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