According to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) the first quarter of 2017 saw food and drink exports rise to £4.9bn, reportedly the largest first quarter value ever recorded.
The fall in the pound has made British export products cheaper on the international market and has therefore increased the demand.
Government changes affecting UK export industry
The FDF have called to the new government to recognise the importance of UK produce and the potential growth of food and drink manufacturers. Currently only 20% of UK manufacturers actively export their products. Specialists from the FDF want to work in partnership with the Department for International Trade to increase the export of UK specialist food and drink.
Non-EU exports have also increased to countries such as China and the USA, which paves a promising path for Brexit and trade negotiation. However, it is important to note that 65% of UK exports are purchased by EU countries, so Brexit deals will have a huge impact on the industry.
Smylies for UK exports
If you are looking to purchase UK food abroad, why not choose Smylies as your export service?
Smylies is one of the leading UK export management businesses, offering end to end export support. We export groceries, chilled food, frozen goods and non-food products all over the world. Smylies use air freight, sea freight and road freight to ensure that cargo is moved efficiently and safely to its point of destination.
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Contact Smylies today
From labelling and logistics, to documentation and transportation, Smylies can bring British favourites and big brands to a global market.
If you are interested in our specialist export services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Smylies team. You can call our head office directly on +44 (0) 151 653 3335 or contact us online.