The Food and Drink Federation this week released its ‘Export Snapshot’ for 2017 with promising news all round for exports in the sector. The year’s exports were up 9.7%, exceeding the £22bn mark, while exports to EU markets (+10.3%) interestingly outperformed exports to non-EU markets (+8.9%).
You can read the full summary of the statistics for food and drink exports in 2017 on the FDF website here:
Two new case studies
As is often the case, the FDF have also published new case studies of successful UK exporters to go along with the release of their quarterly updates. For ideas, inspiration and a better understanding of the export process you can read about how Mr Kipling and Loch Duart Salmon have succeeded in going global.
About the Food and Drink Federation
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the UK food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the UK food and drink industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the country. We account for 19% of the total manufacturing sector by turnover and employ over 400,000 people in the UK across 7,000 businesses. We are an incredibly diverse sector, speaking on behalf of global brands and thriving small businesses.
We help our members operate in an appropriately regulated marketplace to maximise their competitiveness.
We communicate our industry’s values and concerns to Government, regulators, consumers and the media. We also work in partnership with key players in the food chain to ensure our food is safe and that consumers can have trust in it.