Demand from Third Countries increases UK sheep meat exports

Demand from Third Countries has led to an increase in UK sheep meat exports in 2013, according to Eblex.

UK sheep meat export volume rose 12% at 85,000 tonnes from January to October 2013, with exports to Third Countries up 66%. The value of these exports was up 10% for this period, with a 56% rise in value of exports to Third Countries.

Jean-Pierre Garnier, Eblex export manager, said: The figures are very encouraging, with increases in exports to almost all markets. The year-on-year increase to Third Countries in terms of volume and value for the period is particularly pleasing.

Developing non-EU export markets has been a key part of Eblexs strategy since 2010 and has led to the opening of more than 60 new markets.

Garnier will be exploring further export opportunities at the AHDB Outlook Conference next month, which will take place on Wednesday 12 February at One Great George Street, Westminster.

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