United Kingdom

In 2019, the United Kingdom (UK) was the sixteenth largest destination for U.S. agricultural exports, which totaled $1.6 billion, an 18 percent decrease from the record 2018 value. As trade disputes with China and other countries improved in 2019, higher prices and less product was diverted to the UK in 2019. The United States continues to be the second largest supplier of agricultural goods, behind the combined member states of the European Union. Demand for U.S consumer-oriented food products continues to differentiate the UK from many of its European neighbors. The UK was the 11th largest market in the world for U.S. consumer-oriented products such as wine and prepared foods. The largest export growth in 2019 was seen in tree nuts and eggs & egg products, up $14 million and $6 million, respectively. Exports of live animals were down by more than $53 million. Exports of distillers’ grains, wheat, and prepared food were down $34 million, $20 million, and $16 million, respectively.

More information from the 2019 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

Data & Analysis

July 22, 2020
The 2019 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports to the world and the United States’ primary trading partners.
July 13, 2020
Four supermarket chains hold over 66 percent market share of the UK grocery sector. This report provides an overview of the UK retail outlets and guidance on how best to place U.S. products...
May 4, 2020
Over the last week, the UK foodservice sector and non-grocery retail chains continued to face a dire economic situation as the government lockdown measures remained in place.
March 10, 2020
EU-27+UK chicken meat production is expected to increase slightly again in 2020 driven by both domestic and export demand.