Pre-pandemic trends return to beef trade in United Kingdom

Frozen Bone-In Beef
Fresh Whole Beef
Value Added Beef
United Kingdom
Published Nov 25, 2022

Tridge summary

UK beef exports continued to ease month-on-month in September, with shipments totalling 11,900 tonnes (volume includes fresh and frozen beef, processed beef and offal). However, volumes were up 7% year-on-year. This brings the year-to-date (Jan-Sep) volume of exported beef to 119,600 tonnes, a 23% increase compared to the same period last year, but 7% behind the equivalent pre-Brexit volumes of 2020.

Original content

For the first 9 months of 2022, shipments to the EU grew 46% year-on-year to total 97,200 tonnes. Ireland, France, and the Netherlands remained the key recipients. Volumes shipped to other key nations have seen mixed movement for the year-to-date. Hong Kong has seen the largest year-on-year decline in volume terms (-5,000 tonnes) followed closely by the Philippines (-3,400 tonnes), while the US saw a more marginal decline (-500 tonnes). South African shipments have also slipped. On the other hand, shipments to Japan have grown by 1,400 tonnes year-on-year, with shipments to Canada, China and Ghana also growing. Although total export volumes are not at levels seen in 2019-2020, shipments are closer to historic levels. Looking at products, export volumes of fresh beef have increased 56% year-on-year to total 64,100 tonnes, the second highest volume of fresh product in the last 5 years. Frozen product has declined 6% year-on-year to 29,100 tonnes. Volumes of processed beef (inc. ...
Source: Ahdb
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