-FDF: UK food and drink exports: Biggest first quarter on record
Q1 2019 exports of food and drink increased by 10.7% (y-o-y) to GBP5.8bn, almost twice the growth rate of exports in Q1 2018 (+6.3%) and the biggest first quarter sales value on record.
Export growth to non-EU markets (+12.2%) outpaced growth to EU markets (+9.9%). This was also the case for sales of branded goods.
Growth of more than 20% was recorded in six of the UK's top 20 export markets: the Netherlands, China, Sweden, Japan, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia.