Publication - Research and analysis

Sheep and lamb processing: assessment

Published: 14 Nov 2019
Directorate:
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781839603211

Research investigating the opportunities and challenges industry faces in retaining and increasing sheep and lamb processing in Scotland.

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Contents
Sheep and lamb processing: assessment
Appendix 5 – Trade data

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Appendix 5 – Trade data

Table 12 UK sheepmeat trade by key countries (2018)

Region Country Mass Value
Export (t) Import (t) Balance (t) Export (£) Import (£) Balance (£)
EU Irish Republic 9,990t -7,955t 2,035t £31M -£26M £5M
Italy 3,479t -22t 3,456t £17M -£9M £8M
Netherlands 5,342t -1,769t 3,573t £21M £0M £21M
Belgium 7,941t -42t 7,899t £44M £0M £44M
Germany 15,894t -156t 15,738t £65M -£1M £64M
France 36,682t -1,005t 35,677t £167M -£3M £164M
RoW New Zealand 23t -56,855t -56,832t £0M -£275M -£275M
Australia 25t -9,699t -9,674t £0M -£47M -£47M
Iceland 0t -1,360t -1,360t £0M -£4M -£4M
Hong Kong 3,817t 0t 3,817t £7M £0M £7M
All EU 82,137t 12,204t 69,934t £359M £43M £316M
All RoW 5,655t 69,404t -63,750t £15M £332M -£317M
All Trade 87,792t -81,608t 6,184t £374M £375M -£1M

Data extracted from HMRC's Trade Info (March 2019)

Table 13 UK sheepmeat trade by mass 2018

(- represents imports) Export to EU Export to RoW Import from EU Import from RoW Balance
Frozen sheep legs 243t 61t -102t -15,927t -15,726t
Fresh or chilled sheep legs 1,041t 0t -1,008t -15,711t -15,678t
Frozen meat of lambs, boneless, frozen 1,769t 373t -2,468t -8,441t -8,767t
Other frozen cuts of sheep, with bone in 1,412t 2,016t -1,057t -6,621t -4,249t
Frozen meat of sheep, boneless (excl. lamb) 522t 26t -1,093t -3,376t -3,921t
Frozen edible offal of sheep and goats 2,932t 23t -356t -6,514t -3,914t
Fresh or chilled boneless cuts of sheep 4,091t 27t -1,965t -5,854t -3,701t
Frozen lamb carcases and half-carcases 12t 3t -65t -983t -1,034t
Frozen sheep chines and/or best ends 484t 305t -185t -684t -80t
Frozen sheep carcases and half-carcases (excl. lambs) 18t 67t -65t -69t -48t
Frozen sheep short forequarters 192t 1,457t -905t 744t
Fresh or chilled sheep chines and/or best ends 2,534t 4t -71t -1,641t 826t
Fresh or chilled edible offal of sheep and goats 606t 1,592t -1,007t 1,191t
Fresh or chilled sheep short forequarters 5,818t 44t -327t -1,019t 4,516t
Other fresh or chilled boneless cuts of sheep, with bone in 7,637t 66t -467t -97t 7,141t
Fresh or chilled sheep carcases and half-carcases (excl. lambs) 12,270t 291t -239t 12,322t
Fresh or chilled lamb carcases and half-carcases 39,426t 463t -1,511t 38,379t
All 82,137t 5,655t -12,204t -69,404t 6,184t

Data extracted from HMRC's Trade Info (March 2019)

Table 14 UK sheepmeat trade by mass 2018

(- represents imports) Export to EU Export to RoW Import from EU Import from RoW Balance
Fresh or chilled sheep legs £6.7M £0.0M -£6.8M -£91.1M -£91.1M
Frozen sheep legs £1.0M £0.2M -£0.5M -£74.8M -£74.1M
Frozen meat of lambs, boneless, frozen £8.4M £1.0M -£7.4M -£33.9M -£31.9M
Fresh or chilled boneless cuts of sheep £23.1M £0.2M -£6.6M -£40.6M -£23.9M
Other frozen cuts of sheep, with bone in £8.2M £3.8M -£4.9M -£28.2M -£21.2M
Frozen meat of sheep, boneless (excl. lamb) £2.2M £0.1M -£5.1M -£14.7M -£17.5M
Frozen edible offal of sheep and goats £1.3M £3.1M -£0.3M -£12.2M -£8.0M
Frozen lamb carcases and half-carcases £0.0M £0.1M -£0.2M -£3.7M -£3.8M
Frozen sheep chines and/or best ends £3.0M £0.5M -£1.1M -£4.7M -£2.3M
Frozen sheep carcases and half-carcases (excl. lambs) £0.1M £0.2M -£0.4M -£0.2M -£0.3M
Fresh or chilled edible offal of sheep and goats £4.4M £0.0M -£1.2M £3.2M
Frozen sheep short forequarters £0.7M £5.8M -£2.4M £4.1M
Fresh or chilled sheep chines and/or best ends £17.4M £0.0M -£0.4M -£12.5M £4.5M
Fresh or chilled sheep short forequarters £25.2M £0.4M -£1.3M -£4.9M £19.3M
Other fresh or chilled boneless cuts of sheep, with bone in £30.9M £1.4M -£2.1M -£0.4M £29.8M
Fresh or chilled sheep carcases and half-carcases (excl. lambs) £57.2M £0.3M -£0.7M £56.8M
Fresh or chilled lamb carcases and half-carcases £165.8M £2.9M -£3.3M £165.3M
All £358.9M £15.0M -£43.0M -£332.1M -£1.3M

Data extracted from HMRC's Trade Info (March 2019)


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