Imports of beef and sheep meat into the UK fell in the first half of this year, but pork and poultry imports rose, Meat and Livestock Commission figures show.
Beef imports in the six months to end-June fell 13% against last year to 120,500 tonnes. Imports from the EU dropped, but non-EU imports were up.
Sheep meat imports were down 11% to 64,000 tonnes. New Zealand imports were down 9%.
Pork imports rose 5% to 200,000 tonnes. Most of the increase came from Denmark, much for curing for bacon.
Poultry meat imports rose 2% to 187,000 tonnes. Imports from the EU were 3% down, but those from Brazil and Chile doubled.

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