Record levels of flour exports
UK Exports of flour and mixes rose to a record level of nearly 370,000 tonnes in 2018, valued at over £230 million. The quantity of exports has risen by 25% over the last five years, with value up by 31%.
Steady growth is testament to the consistent quality of UK produced flour and mixes, along with product innovation in the sector. However, this success story is under threat as 95% of flour exports go to EU countries, especially the Republic of Ireland. If there is not a Brexit deal, from 30th March these exports will be subject to tariffs of approximately 50% of their value.
This could have a catastrophic impact on the trade; the businesses which have invested in growing exports; their staff and customers.
To keep the UK milling industry competitive in the export market, a no-deal must be avoided at all costs.