Export volume increased by 11% year-on-year
AHDB analyst Freya Shuttleworth reported that pork imports into the UK totaled 67,700 tonnes in October. This is his 12% increase from September and last year he is up 8% compared to October. Fresh/frozen pork continues to account for the largest share at 27,900 tonnes, 5% less than the volume seen in the category for the same month in 2021. 11%.
This brings year-to-date (January to October) imports to 667,600 tonnes, up 12% from 2021. Year-on-year increases were seen across all product categories, but more subdued in fresh/frozen pork.
UK pork exports totaled 28,400 tonnes in October, down 2% from September but up 11% from October last year. Offal shipments exceeded fresh/frozen shipments for the first time at 13,100 tonnes compared to 12,300 tonnes.
Year-over-year volume changes for product categories were mixed. Strong growth was seen in offal exports, bacon and processed goods categories, albeit from a low base. On the other hand, the fresh & frozen and sausage categories registered a decline.
This brings UK exports year-to-date (January to October) to 312,700 tonnes, up 9% from 2021 and comparable to volumes from 2019 (before the pandemic and Brexit disruptions). All product categories saw year-over-year growth, but when compared to 2019, we see a similar pattern to the monthly data. Sales of offal meat and processed products are growing, but sales of fresh/frozen, bacon and sausage are declining.