The European Commission publishes latest agri-food trade figures for January to June 2020.
Strong performance of EU agri-food exports provide positive note in the face of challenging trade conditions,
Strong agri-food exports in the opening months of 2020 help the EU to meet trade challenges of Covid-19 and Brexit.
The opening months of 2020 saw a rise in both the import and export values of agri-food products in the EU.
A rise in the value of exports to China struck a positive note as EU agri-food trade slowed in the face of Covid-19 challenges.
Despite a number of challenges, the EU recorded a positive agri-food trade surplus in January 2020.
Exports and imports increase over the course of 2019, contributing to a record trade surplus for EU agri-food trade.
A growth in the value of exports and a fall in the value of imports led to a strong agri-food trade surplus in November 2019.
October 2019 saw a growth in the values of both agri-food imports and exports, as the EU recorded another strong trade surplus.
The EU records its largest ever monthly agri-food trade surplus in September 2019, as both imports and exports of agricultural products grow.