Exports grow again, say Eblex and Bpex

Exports of UK livestock products rose by 22% to £2.325bn in 2011, Eblex and Bpex data has revealed, with beef offal representing the fastest-growing category.

The fastest-growing export region is the Far East.

Meat exports represented the biggest share of exports by value, with 18.8% accounted for by beef, 16.3% lamb and mutton, 13.1% poultry, and 7.4% pork. While HMRC export statistics show carcase meat exports in 2011 totalled £1.713bn, Eblex estimates exports of other livestock products, including fifth-quarter and hides and skins, amounted to £0.612bn.

Total exports of livestock products have more than doubled since 2006, when beef exports resumed after the foot-and mouth-crisis, up from £1.032bn.
Jean-Pierre Garnier, export manager for Eblex and Bpex, said: “These impressive figures vindicate our efforts and those of individual exporters to boost exports of livestock products over the last few years.
“Global forces, such as tight supply and a favourable exchange rate, have certainly played a part in increasing our export opportunities, but without strategic planning and hard work, we would not be in a position to take advantage of the situation.
“We are particularly pleased to see such positive results from our activities around offal and by-products as well as our joint initiatives with government to open new markets.
“With a strong export plan in place for 2012-13, we can foresee further expansion, not only in our core Western European markets but also in the Far East, sub-Saharan Africa and many other markets.”
“There is certainly a high level of enthusiasm and confidence among meat exporters which augurs well for the future.”

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