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EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March

24 May 2016, at 6:00am

EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade.

The figures show the highest increase in exports to China - which were 11.8 per cent higher in March 2016 than in March 2015.

For the past 12 months, exports to China increased to €10.7 billion, a 33 per cent or €2.6 billion rise compared to the same period one year ago.

For monthly export values, the highest increases were achieved for pork (from €318 million to €422 million in March 2016, an increase of 32.5 per cent), followed by oilseeds (other than soya beans), some food preparations and wine.

Over the last twelve months, export values went up most for wine, which witnessed an increase of €783 million or 8 per cent compared to the 12-month period one year earlier.

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