The highest increases in monthly export values (May 2019 compared to May 2018, EUR million) were recorded for China (+320), USA (+307), Japan (+165) and Canada (+55), while exports decreased most to Iran (-29), Libya (-27) and Morocco (-27).
Looking at product categories, the increase in export values was driven in particular by pork meat (+156), spirits and liqueurs (+151), wine and vermouth (+137) and infant food (+108) exports.
Exports fron June 2018 to May 2019
For the 12-month period from June 2018 to May 2019, EU agri-food exports reached EUR 142.9 billion, i.e. a new record and a significant increase of +4.3% compared to the same period one year ago.
The main export destinations in that period (in EUR billion) were the USA (23.4), China (12.0), Switzerland (8.4), Japan (7.0) and Russia (6.9).
In products, spirits and liqueurs (+1.0, +9%), wheat (+0.73, +20%), wine and vermouth (+0.49, +4%), pasta and pastry (+0.41, +8%) have continued to perform very well over the last twelve months. Export performance on a yearly basis also increased notably for waters and soft drinks (+0.39, +10%), cotton (+0.39, +47%), preparations of vegetables, fruit and nuts (+0.37, +8%), food preparations (not specified) (+0.35, +6%) and chocolate and sugar confectionary (+0.33, +6%).
On the other hand, annual exports of raw hides and skins (-0.39, -23%) and beet and cane sugar (-0.33, -28%) have experienced the most significant drop in value terms. Other categories with notable losses in export values over the last 12 months were offal, animal fat and other meats (-0.15, -5%), olive oil (-0.10, -4%) and pet food (-0.09, -2%).
Monday July 22, 2019/ DG Agriculture/ European Union.