Agri-food exports from the EU rose to €9.3 billion in January, the latest EU Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade statistical report shows.
The highest increases in monthly export values were achieved for pork, vegetables and meat products classified under offal and other meat.
For the 12-month period February 2015 to January 2016, EU agri-food exports reached a value of more than €129 billion, meaning an increase by 6% in value compared to the same period one year ago.
Exports by country
The highest increases in monthly export values were recorded for USA, China and some North African and Middle East countries (including Iran), while the most important reductions were for Hong Kong, Algeria, Korea and again, Russia.
Exports by commodity
The highest increases in monthly export values were achieved for pork, vegetables and meat products classified under offal and other meat (livers etc.) Monthly export values in January 2016 compared to December 2015 went down in particular for hides and skins (EUR -96 million), milk powders and sugar.
In January 2016 agri-food imports to the EU decreased slightly to €9.2 billion from €9.3 billion in January 2015. The highest reduction in monthly imports was from Canada and Brazil, while imports from Ukraine and USA went up.