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Analysis reveals further opportunities for red meat and dairy exports

New analysis conducted by AHDB has highlighted potential markets for UK red meat in Central and South America and Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as longer-term opportunities for dairy in South Africa.

The analysis, which is part of AHDB’s ‘Prospects for UK agri-food exports’ series launched earlier this year, revealed potential prospects for further red meat exports, particularly for offal, in Central America.

It also highlighted the possibility of the UK expanding the amount of commodity-level red meat to Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa, as well as more premium cuts to the latter. Longer-term opportunities for dairy also exist in South Africa, with it being a larger cheese importer than other Sub-Saharan countries.

This latest work completes a detailed investigation of opportunities for red meat, dairy and cereals exports on a region-by-region basis, which also includes Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Dr Amandeep Kaur Purewal, AHDB senior economist, said: “The series offers a comprehensive insight into where our exporters can maximise opportunities for red meat and dairy products over the next decade.

“Cultivating these opportunities adds value back into the supply chain on behalf of our levy payers while supporting the UK Government’s ambition to become a ‘Great Trading Nation’.”

Welcoming the analysis, Dr Phil Hadley, AHDB international trade development director, added: “We know there is interest across the world for British products and we need to fully understand the market dynamics and demands to make the most of the opportunities if producers are to continue to maximise returns.”

Export development is one of AHDB’s key strategic objectives, working collaboratively with industry and government, to cultivate further opportunities for its red meat and dairy sectors.

AHDB’s region-by-region analysis Prospects for UK agri-food exports takes an in-depth look at both the opportunities and challenges of trading in different parts of the world and can be found on the AHDB website.

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