27 Mar 2017
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 27 MARCHBrussels Daily
Latest figures show that EU agri-food exports started 2017 at high level
The monthly value of EU agri-food exports in January 2017 reached a level of €10.3 billion, which is almost €1 billion higher than in January 2016, according to the latest agri-food trade report published today. USA remains the most important destination for EU agri-food exports with the highest increases in monthly export values (January 2017 compared to January 2016) being recorded for that country (€+206 million) followed by China(€+120 million). The highest increases in monthly export values were achieved for wine (€+127 million), pork (€+112 million) and spirits and liqueurs (€+83 million). EU agri-food exports to Russia increased in value by 3.6%. Thus, Russia remains on rank number 5 of EU export destinations for agri-food products, behind the USA, China, Switzerland and Japan. The full report is online.