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? Total food and drink exports from January to September 2006 were worth ?7.4bn, up 4% versus 2005.
? Total food and drink exports to the EU were worth ?4.9bn in the period January to September 2006, up 5% on the previous year.
? Ireland and France continued to deliver positive results, while exports to Spain declined.
? Germany and the Netherlands performed well, but this was offset by slumping markets in Portugal and Austria.
? Value-added product exports (excluding spirits) were worth ?2.5bn in the first nine months of 2006 (+8%).
? The fastest growing export product sectors were soft drinks (+17%), wine (+38%) and tea (+22%).
? Exports to Ireland, the top UK export market, accounted for ?1.4bn in the first three quarters of 2006, up 10% from the previous year. Excellent performance, in particular, has been delivered by soft drinks (+15% to ?110m), chocolate confectionery (+8% to ?91m) and breakfast cereals (+14% to ?67m).
Europe (click country for more info)
– Czech Republic
ROW (Rest of the World) (click country for more info)
– Hong Kong
– Saudi Arabia
– United Arab Emirates (UAE)
(Source: Food from Britain)