Published On: 19/10/20182.4 min read
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Each year, Smylies contribute to the tens of billions of pounds worth of food and drink that leaves the UK and is exported to businesses across the globe.

We are proud to provide overseas companies such as retail groups, supermarkets, distributors and independents with the popular U.K food and drink products that they need to keep their customers happy. But what countries export the most British food and drink?

In our latest news post, the specialist team here at Smylies explore this topic in further detail, and provide you with details on how we can help your business import the best of Britain!

The top overseas exportation markets

The Food and Drink Federation, or FDF for short, is known as ‘the voice of the UK food and drink industry’. As we know here at Smylies, the food and drink industry is the largest manufacturing sector in Britain, and the FDF regularly release statistical reports to give us more of an insight into the industry.

The 2018 ‘Exports Snapshot’ report by the FDF reveals all the latest trends within the export industry, including the million-dollar question of which countries import the most British food and drink.

Ireland once again topped the charts for the third consecutive year in terms of exportation orders from the UK. The Irish market is worth just under 2 billion pounds, and is over 900 million pounds more valuable than any other market.

France and the United states are the next two most valuable markets for export, with The Netherlands and Germany completing the top 5.

Check out the full data for the top countries that the UK export to below!

  • Ireland – £1.975 billion (Up 12%)
  • France – £1.057 billion (Down 2.7%)
  • USA – £982 million (Down 6.4%)
  • The Netherlands – £794 million (Up 11.7%)
  • Germany – £707 million (Up 4.7%)

Smylies are one of the UK’s leading food and drink exporters

The Smylies team are dedicated to providing business within the top 5 exportation markets and beyond with an extensive range of Britain’s most popular food and drink products.

Since our establishment in 2003, we have gone from strength to strength and now export to clients in over 40 different countries. Our purpose-built state-of-the-art facilities ensure that we can achieve the high standards that we set ourselves.

So, if you’re looking for a partner to help you in importing the most well-loved food and drink products in Britain, check out the wide range of items that we supply and start your order now!

Import British Food and Drink with Smylies!

For more information on the industry leading exportation service that we provide at Smylies, and to find out how our team can help your business, get in touch with us today.

To speak directly with one of our helpful advisors, just give us a call on +44 (0) 151 653 3335 now.

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