Global UK pork exports have rocketed 44% in the last five years generating £214 million a year for our growing economy, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced last week.
The pork industry was given a significant boost after the UK Government opened up pork trade with China in 2012—£30 million worth are now shipped there each year.
Exports of UK pork around the world are now worth £214 million, up from £149 million in 2010 and China is by far the biggest international export market for our pork, with a growing appetite for British produce.
China is now one of the UK’s fastest-growing export markets, with over £280 million of British produce exported in 2014—more than double the 2010 figure. Pork is a significant British export, along with whisky, salmon and fresh fish.
Friday July 3, 2015/ Government/ United Kingdom.