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.
Monitoring EU agri-food trade: Development until January 2017