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UK Red Meat Export Values Rose in 2011

by 5m Editor
28 February 2012, at 7:54am

UK - The value of red meat exports in the UK rose by one quarter in 2011 as tight global supplies led to increased export volumes and higher unit prices.

The value of beef exports represented an increase of 32 per cent on the year, as volumes increased by 29 per cent and prices rose by two per cent. The value of pig meat exports was 19 per cent higher in 2011 as unit values increased by 2 per cent and volumes were 15 per cent higher.

The total value of red meat imports in 2011 was five per cent higher. Beef imports accounted for 3855 million while pig meat imports 31,399 million, according to AHDB's latest UK Market Survey.

In spite of the fact that beef imports fell one per cent in terms of volume, values increased by 11 per cent due to a 13 per cent increase in the import price.

The total value of pig meat imports dropped by two per cent. Bacon import values fell by 10 per cent, with the value 6 per cent lower.

Further Reading

- You can view the UK Market Survey by clicking here.