Sorry veggies, but see this from Scotland Food and Drink yesterday:
‘Overall food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421 million in 2016, to a record £5.5 billion, representing an 8% increase in the value of exports to Scotland’s successful food and drink sector over the past year. In the meat category as a whole Scotland increased exports by 11% to £72 million, of which 90% was to Europe. Overall, food exports alone grew by 22% to £1.5 billion during 2016.’
The main markets are in France, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands, taking 67.8% of beef and lambs exports from Scotland. Denmark has more pigs than people so that might be a tougher market to break but there were other areas of notable increases:
Baltic countries up 444%
Central and Eastern Europe up 197%
Nordic countries up 19% (pigs?)
Germany up 23%
Does that mean rUK is not our biggest market for something are they not counting sales there as exports?