Exports of UK livestock products rose to £2.325* billion in 2011, an increase of 22% from 2010, according to data released by EBLEX and BPEX. In 2006, the first year following the resumption of beef exports, total livestock product exports represented only £1.032 billion.
Carcase meat exports make up the vast majority of these exports, with beef representing 18.8%, lamb and mutton 16.3%, poultry 13.1% and pork 7.4% of the total value. The fastest growing category is beef offal, sales of which have more than doubled over the last two years. The fastest growing export region is the Far East.
* HMRC export statistics show carcase meat exports in 2011 totalled £1.713. EBLEX estimates exports of other livestock products, including offals and hides and skins, totalled £0.612 billion.
Monday April 2, 2012/ EBLEX-Press release/ United Kingdom.