The first half of 2017 saw record growth for the British food and drink export industry, thanks in part to a 35% rise in exports to China.
British manufacturers are increasingly looking to explore previously undervalued non-EU markets, particularly with the uncertainty regarding Brexit and trade deals with the European Union. Smylies is a leading exporter that distributes British goods to markets all over the world, including China.
British food and drink exports rose to £10.2 billion in the first half of 2017, an 8.5% increase on the previous year and the highest figure on record. Although Ireland, the United States and some European nations are still the most popular destination for British products, countries further afield continue to grow in popularity.
China imported £274.3 million in the first six months of the year, a massive increase of 35% on 2016. Only Belgium (39%) and another Asian market, South Korea (77%), saw larger growth. With China in particular, as the country’s economy grows there is a wider demand for foreign goods, including British items. Smylies specialise in exporting British goods to destinations all over the world. If you’re looking to explore the Chinese market, get in touch to find out more about food and drink export.
Smylies manage the export process every step of the way, from state-of-the-art storage facilities to temperature-controlled transportation, we ensure your products reach their destination in perfect condition. We even provide specialist frozen food export services!
We also understand the intricacies of moving stock through countries and make sure every delivery is sent with the appropriate documentation so it can move through customs as quickly and efficiently as possible. Call us today if you have any questions regarding our labelling and logistics services.
For more information on the distribution services that Smylies provide, please get in touch with our expert team today. Call our offices on 0151 653 3335 to speak to a specialist today or enter your details and contact us online.