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Meat Products: Imports

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what volume of meat of each type was imported from each country of despatch into the UK in each of the last five years. (185978)

The following tables show the volume of imports of meat to the United Kingdom from 2002 to November 2007 by country of despatch.

Imports of beef and veal into the UK 2002 to November 2007

Thousand tonnes

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

January-November 2007

Irish Republic

122.0

149.4

159.6

136.5

145.0

130.8

Brazil

19.1

32.1

34.6

32.2

28.4

24.5

Netherlands

13.9

20.2

17.1

12.7

12.9

13.9

Germany

6.7

10.9

10.1

9.2

11.0

11.9

Argentina

18.3

9.4

8.6

9.2

5.1

3.2

Uruguay

11.7

6.3

5.6

6.9

7.6

8.5

Namibia

6.7

6.6

6.2

5.9

3.5

4.5

France

4.5

12.3

6.8

3.8

2.7

2.4

Australia

5.5

4.3

5.3

4.7

6.2

3.1

Botswana

5.5

5.2

4.8

3.5

2.4

3.8

Italy

3.8

3.1

9.1

4.0

2.3

1.4

Belgium

3.6

2.7

4.8

3.9

2.4

2.4

Denmark

2.1

1.7

2.7

2.1

1.7

1.4

Poland

0.3

0.2

2.7

3.4

1.5

1.5

Spain

1.0

3.3

1.8

0.8

0.5

0.5

Other

1.4

1.6

0.8

1.3

2.5

2.4

Total

226.1

269.4

280.6

239.9

235.7

216.4

Imports of beef products (including corned beef) into the UK 2002 to November 2007

Thousand tonnes

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

January-November 2007

Irish Republic

32.9

52.6

53.1

76.5

65.8

44.1

Brazil

52.6

53.5

58.7

53.2

50.3

55.5

Argentina

5.3

5.9

8.9

7.3

4.9

6.6

Uruguay

3.3

4.4

4.2

5.0

4.8

3.1

Netherlands

3.1

3.4

2.8

3.4

2.6

2.4

Denmark

1.7

1.7

3.6

2.0

2.2

2.0

France

1.5

1.3

1.5

1.7

3.2

2.9

Belgium

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.5

2.1

2.2

Germany

0.8

0.6

0.8

2.0

2.6

2.3

Botswana

0.6

0.1

0.3

0.2

0.2

0.2

Other

1.5

1.2

1.4

1.1

1.4

1.2

Total

104.5

126.0

136.7

153.9

140.1

122.7

Imports of pork into the UK 2002 to November 2007

Thousand tonnes

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

January-November 2007

Denmark

112.3

130.2

142.3

182.2

204.7

171.1

Netherlands

30.6

68.4

59.1

51.8

57.2

49.3

Germany

25.1

45.5

42.1

41.1

51.7

51.1

Irish Republic

46.6

42.9

36.7

38.9

34.6

33.5

France

30.2

41.7

40.8

43.8

35.4

32.9

Belgium

20.8

31.4

34.6

40.9

41.3

42.1

Spain

6.4

12.3

17.4

23.4

21.8

17.5

U.S.A.

1.7

3.3

4.2

3.0

4.5

3.1

Poland

0.0

0.2

1.6

2.1

3.5

5.7

Italy

1.3

1.2

0.7

1.0

1.3

2.5

Other

1.0

3.4

4.1

3.7

2.6

3.7

Total

275.9

380.5

383.5

432.0

458.8

412.7

Imports of bacon and ham into the UK 2002 to November 2007

Thousand tonnes

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

January-November 2007

Netherlands

139.2

150.2

158.9

140.4

118.3

122.4

Denmark

115.5

114.2

97.9

95.7

91.3

77.9

Germany

2.5

4.4

9.5

17.6

29.6

29.5

France

21.0

16.5

15.4

10.9

7.4

6.2

Italy

4.3

6.9

10.8

9.8

10.6

7.9

Irish Republic

5.9

6.3

5.3

3.6

3.2

2.4

Belgium

2.7

4.2

3.3

2.4

2.6

2.2

Spain

0.5

0.4

0.5

2.5

0.7

0.5

Poland

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.6

Portugal

0.0

0.0

0.2

0.0

0.0

Other

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.0

0.1

0.0

Total

291.6

303.2

301.7

283.4

264.0

249.7

Imports of lamb and mutton into the UK 2002 to November 2007

Thousand tonnes

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

January-November 2007

New Zealand

76.8

81.0

82.1

79.2

83.2

80.9

Australia

12.1

12.3

13.3

13.3

13.6

11.8

Irish Republic

2.4

4.5

7.6

8.4

6.5

7.0

Spain

1.8

1.6

2.8

2.4

2.5

2.5

Netherlands

3.8

4.7

3.5

0.1

0.3

0.2

France

1.6

1.7

1.6

1.4

2.2

1.3

Uruguay

1.5

1.6

1.3

1.3

1.2

1.1

Argentina

0.3

1.4

1.7

1.8

1.2

0.9

Germany

0.7

1.1

0.4

0.5

0.9

0.6

Belgium

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.5

1.0

0.5

Other

0.5

1.2

1.7

1.1

1.2

1.8

Total

101.8

111.5

116.2

110.1

113.8

108.5

Imports of poultrymeat (including poultry offal) into the UK 2002 to November 2007

Thousand tonnes

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

January-November 2007

Netherlands

145.0

146.6

155.9

158.6

164.0

157.8

France

54.1

45.5

46.9

50.9

45.8

32.8

Germany

23.8

25.4

27.3

26.5

28.3

29.1

Brazil

15.5

18.8

39.9

51.2

19.7

11.2

Belgium

16.3

18.4

18.5

24.1

25.3

19.9

Irish Republic

13.8

16.3

22.8

19.7

22.5

25.4

Poland

1.0

5.9

16.2

22.5

23.7

27.7

Denmark

16.9

16.2

11.4

10.6

9.9

9.6

Italy

10.8

8.9

9.3

13.9

14.6

7.3

Portugal

0.2

12.3

22.8

4.4

4.5

2.2

Chile

1.0

3.8

4.5

8.4

8.7

8.0

Hungary

2.4

5.4

6.6

6.5

8.1

4.9

Spain

7.8

7.4

6.5

4.5

2.4

2.0

Thailand

7.1

11.3

2.6

0.0

Argentina

0.5

1.8

1.3

1.8

1.2

2.8

Other

0.7

2.7

3.9

2.9

2.9

3.5

Total

317.1

346.6

396.4

406.4

381.7

344.3

Imports of poultry products into the UK 2002 to November 2007

Thousand tonnes

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

January-November 2007

Thailand

26.7

34.8

43.4

69.3

86.8

91.1

Irish Republic

28.1

39.1

37.5

37.1

35.6

38.4

Netherlands

18.5

17.3

19.6

27.1

28.2

27.1

Brazil

16.1

20.5

10.4

11.1

9.4

13.4

Belgium

9.5

10.0

10.9

12.4

12.1

10.3

France

9.3

9.4

12.9

9.6

11.8

9.1

Germany

5.6

9.3

11.5

13.3

10.1

7.3

Hungary

1.5

1.1

2.1

4.4

12.1

7.6

Portugal

0.0

1.1

4.3

2.9

3.1

3.7

Italy

0.8

3.7

2.6

1.2

1.3

1.7

Poland

0.0

0.1

0.4

0.8

2.7

5.0

Denmark

1.1

1.6

2.7

0.8

1.0

0.5

Croatia

0.9

0.9

1.1

1.1

1.1

1.0

Sweden

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.5

0.9

2.1

Chile

1.4

1.7

0.4

0.0

0.0

0.1

Other

3.1

2.7

2.0

0.7

1.1

1.4

Total

122.8

153.3

161.7

192.3

217.4

219.8

Imports of edible offal into the UK 2002 to November 2007

Thousand tonnes

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

January-November 2007

Irish Republic

6.8

25.4

20.4

24.3

20.9

14.4

Denmark

12.6

13.9

15.4

14.7

14.0

10.1

New Zealand

10.1

11.9

11.4

13.2

11.1

10.8

Netherlands

4.7

5.5

6.1

5.1

4.2

4.1

France

2.7

2.7

2.0

2.3

2.7

2.1

Germany

2.5

2.0

2.4

2.9

3.2

1.2

Australia

1.1

0.7

0.7

0.5

0.4

1.8

Belgium

0.4

1.0

0.9

0.9

0.6

0.6

Italy

0.0

2.8

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

Sweden

0.6

0.5

0.6

0.4

0.3

0.3

Other

1.1

0.9

1.8

1.5

1.5

1.1

Total

42.6

67.5

61.7

65.9

58.9

46.5

Imports of sausages and related products into the UK 2002 to November 2007

Thousand tonnes

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

January-November 2007

Netherlands

16.3

15.4

17.6

15.9

34.4

17.6

Germany

11.4

17.0

16.6

16.7

17.4

20.8

Brazil

28.8

11.9

5.7

16.3

Irish Republic

6.1

6.8

10.3

8.4

12.8

13.1

France

15.2

6.9

8.7

8.2

9.1

4.8

Denmark

2.4

2.6

6.0

5.9

5.0

5.6

Italy

6.6

3.5

2.1

2.2

3.2

2.9

Belgium

2.0

2.1

1.3

2.1

3.8

4.9

Spain

1.1

1.2

1.6

1.8

2.3

2.7

Poland

0.2

0.3

0.6

1.4

3.3

4.7

Other

10.3

3.1

1.1

1.1

2.2

1.4

Total

100.3

70.8

66.0

63.6

99.0

94.8

Imports of other meat products into the UK 2002 to November 2007

Thousand tonnes

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

January-November 2007

Denmark

19.7

16.2

17.1

18.5

16.2

10.9

Irish Republic

11.2

10.9

16.6

13.0

15.5

13.5

Netherlands

8.0

6.8

7.1

5.7

6.5

4.6

Germany

2.0

3.4

5.2

5.4

5.8

7.2

Belgium

3.3

4.2

3.9

3.9

4.1

5.0

France

3.9

3.8

3.9

3.4

3.9

3.3

Poland

1.8

2.0

2.6

1.4

2.0

11.0

Italy

0.9

0.9

1.9

2.8

3.2

5.8

Sweden

0.5

0.7

0.4

2.3

1.3

0.5

Thailand

0.7

0.6

0.6

0.7

0.7

0.7

Other

0.8

1.0

1.3

1.7

2.0

3.1

Total

52.9

50.5

60.8

58.8

61.3

65.5

Source:

H M Revenue and Customs. Data prepared by Trade statistics, Agricultural Statistics and Analysis Division, 2007 data is subject to amendments.