Germany and the Middle East continue to be key markets for British lamb as new figures show sheepmeat exports surged last year.
Exports jumped 7.1% by value and 12.6% by volume compared to the previous year despite a lower than usual volume of trade in December.
The publication of the full-year export statistics for 2019 by HMRC show that trade in lamb increased to a wide variety of countries, both in Europe and beyond.
However, the largest growth in exports has been in two markets which has consistently been targeted – Germany and the Middle East.
A comparison of the volume of sheepmeat exports from the UK in 2018 and 2019 shows a 27% increase in sales to Germany to over 19,000 tonnes.
For the Middle East, a massive 319% jump (2,000 tonnes) in trade was seen to countries including Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.Read full article Share on twitter