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Crops: Imports

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) soya bean meal and its derivatives and (b) maize and its derivatives were imported into the UK from each supplying country for each year since 2001, separately identifying where appropriate any amounts which were from GM crops. (185618)

The following table shows the volume of UK imports of soya bean meal, maize and derivatives from 2001 to November 2007 by country of despatch. It is not possible to separately identify commodities from GM crops in the official overseas trade statistics.

UK imports of Soya bean meal, Maize and derivatives, by country, 2001 to November 2007

Tonnes

Short description

Country

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

42007

1

France

1,143,881

1,226,021

1,178,052

1,049,825

1,164,396

900,435

784,875

1

Argentina

233,180

205,310

191,814

161,063

47,358

154,833

179,582

1

Irish Republic

28,773

74,028

99,501

51,680

72,464

100,590

83,557

1

Brazil

1

2

20,728

33,360

6

27

270,846

1

Belgium

133,258

38,841

6,313

7,798

8,504

15,114

13,781

1

Spain

12,647

21,265

17,443

13,349

106,639

26,240

17,041

1

Germany

28,022

20,628

18,642

20,954

26,814

19,296

17,384

1

Netherlands

28,945

17,354

10,374

11,114

18,449

19,447

22,101

1

U.S.A.

15,670

13,286

8,270

18,532

6,916

7,661

7,448

1

Italy

5,681

5,323

10,090

1,977

3,830

6,115

20,166

1

Canada

6,605

5,010

2,473

2,585

2,966

2,783

2,047

1

Denmark

567

4,839

972

1,131

1,235

2,586

1,440

1

South Africa

1,103

1,552

1,245

1,445

1,981

2,452

2,270

1

Romania

11

0

8,427

1

Finland

820

234

535

4,762

689

55

1

Other

3,912

5,644

8,553

7,109

6,624

7,236

13,036

2

U.S.A.

45,081

27,576

22,803

20,503

37,376

67,457

10,392

2

Irish Republic

20,441

24,697

37,121

36,354

32,679

46,033

25,084

2

Netherlands

24,808

26,121

40,866

36,175

6,081

6,858

4,649

2

France

11,714

14,895

10,212

18,625

7,957

21,736

21,824

2

Spain

1,161

1,343

4,664

31,693

6

2

Germany

2,113

264

502

31

341

2,316

2,313

2

Belgium

123

3

183

3,141

532

13

174

2

Italy

994

238

—-

2

South Africa

100

2

Canada

1

66

2

Denmark

1

2

2

Other

6

1

30

1,999

170

688

851

3

Brazil

933,020

921,417

1,078,338

911,632

861,645

698,952

520,987

3

Argentina

80,784

133,005

250,711

233,968

178,620

702,193

1,002,172

3

Netherlands

274,146

238,070

404,765

437,119

376,502

268,486

207,200

3

U.S.A.

38,813

46,213

8,900

121

29,604

68,398

25,264

3

British Virgin Islands

70,752

41,283

40,682

31,498

3

Germany

24,901

22,373

11,511

650

17,700

18,115

37,294

3

Irish Republic

13,901

16,701

23,053

17,652

18,375

16,006

10,746

3

Switzerland

10,976

47,269

25,851

28,051

3

Belgium

30,532

11,148

8,850

35,293

11,797

2,254

10,627

3

Uruguay

7,403

29,757

7,687

31,517

3

China

4

21

22

6

39,673

4,217

12,883

3

Malaysia

1,074

19,082

10,989

5,317

3

Antigua and Barbuda

10,500

1,025

10,664

1,204

3

Norway

11,058

4,689

1

600

3

Canada

58

1,634

6,075

3

Other

2,020

473

5,517

2,488

5,319

7,795

1,138

1 Maize (excluding Sweetcorn) for human consumption, including whole, rolled, flaked, hulled, pearled, clipped, sliced or kibbled; Flour, Groats and Meal of Maize; Seed Maize; prepared foods obtained form the swelling or roasting of maize.

2 Maize feedingstuff for animals—residues of starch manufacture and similar residues from Maize; Bran; Sharps and residues of Maize.

3 Soya bean meal: Oil—cake and other solid residues, resulting from the extraction of Soya-bean oil.

4 January to November

Source:

H M Revenue and Customs

Data prepared by Trade statistics, Agricultural Statistics and Analysis Division, DEFRA

2007 data is subject to amendments

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