UK sheepmeat exports elevated in July, however have been on the low aspect when in comparison with the identical interval in 2021.
Based on the Agriculture and Horticulture Improvement Board (AHDB), practically 6,000t of it have been exported in July.
Breaking down the July information, the AHDB’s analyst, Hannah Clarke stated: “Almost 6,000t of contemporary and frozen sheepmeat have been shipped from the UK, which represented a rise of 11% from June, however down 4% versus July 2021.
“In worth phrases, July’s complete sheepmeat shipments have been up 6% year-on-year at £41.5 million.
“Month-on-month, volumes grew to France, Germany and Belgium, outweighing decrease shipments to Eire.
“Nonetheless, when trying on the month’s 4% year-on-year drop in exports, the most important contributor was from the 17% [-600t] drop in exports to France.
“The UK’s manufacturing of sheepmeat fell in July, a month marked by distinctive dryness and poor grass development, seemingly affecting provides out there for export versus earlier years,” Clarke continued.
“From January-July (inclusive), UK contemporary and frozen sheepmeat exports totalled 41,600t, up 18% year-on-year.
“Shipments to the EU have been up 23% at 39,100t, with development to Eire, France, Germany and Belgium. The overall worth of those exports reached £283.1 million, up 28% year-on-year.”
Not like exports, extra contemporary and frozen sheepmeat continued to return into the UK in July than a 12 months in the past, however volumes slipped on the month prior.
Based on Clarke, 5,500t of product have been imported throughout July, down 15% from June.
“Shipments declined from New Zealand by 11% [510t], Eire by 30% [280t], and Australia by 15% [90t],” she stated.
“On an annual foundation nonetheless, shipments have been up 31%. Volumes from New Zealand have been 9% [+1,000t] greater, and Irish volumes have been considerably up (nearly 4 occasions, however from a decrease base than New Zealand].
“For January-July (inclusive), UK sheepmeat imports totalled 40,400t, up 27% versus the identical interval a 12 months in the past. Shipments have been higher from all three key suppliers [New Zealand +2,000t; Ireland +4,200t; Australia +2,500t].”