During May UK imports of fresh and frozen primary beef declined 2,700 tonnes, to 16,500 tonnes. Almost half of this decline came from a drop in shipments from Ireland. Product availability during May was lower year-on-year in Ireland.
During April UK exports of fresh and frozen primary sheep meat totalled just over 6,100 tonnes, down 2,300 tonnes year-on-year. UK export volumes were expected to contract due to the on-going COVID-19 situation both here, and on the continent.