UK cheese exports increased 8% in January-JulyStaff Writer | September 14, 2016
UK imports of Cheddar totalled 8,392 tonnes, down from the same month last year by 2,240 tonnes (21%).
Dairy in Britain Butter imports amounted to 4,940 tonnes
Butter imports amounted to 4,940 tonnes, 622 tonnes (14%) more than in the corresponding month a year earlier.
Latest figures show UK cheese exports were 11,801 tonnes, which is 10% (1,349 tonnes) less than July last year.
UK butter exports stood at 2,615 tonnes, which is 105% (1,337 tonnes) more than the same month last year.
Cumulative totals show UK cheese exports were 91,796 tonnes in Jan-Jul 2016, which is 8% more than last year.
Total exports of Cheddar were up 8% on last year at 44,631 tonnes. However, Cheddar exported to the EU reduced by 1,521 tonnes (5%), while Cheddar exports to outside the EU increased by 4,630 tonnes (48%).
UK exports of butter were 25,978 tonnes in Jan-Jul, 11,604 tonnes (81%) higher than a year earlier. This was largely driven by bulk butter exports, with EU volumes up 71% to 17,157 tonnes and non EU up 110% to 3,812 tonnes. ■