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Food Consumption

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate she has made of the percentage of food consumed in the United Kingdom that was sourced in the United Kingdom in the last five years, broken down by sector. [128247]

The following table shows the level of UK self-sufficiency in specified commodities for each of the last five years (1998–2002).

Production as percentage of total new supply for use in UK
Commodity19981999200020012002
Total Cereals1151091139799
Oilseed rape9797836686
Sugar7271716763
Potatoes8890898487
Vegetables7172716666
Fruit91210109
Beef and veal (home fed)8380797272
Mutton and lamb (home fed)1011041007884
Pork (Home fed)112100927376
Poultrymeat9390899191
Processed Liquid Milk199100100100100
Butter7871646369
Cheese6463636668
Cream151146137134148
Hen eggs9793918887
1 Processed liquid milk is the product following separation and treatment suitable for the drinking milk market.

Note:

2002 data are provisional and subject to amendment.

Source:

Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2002—Data prepared by Statistics (Commodities and Food) Accounts and Trade, ESD, DEFRA.