UK sheep marketing chain

28 May 2024
This diagram outlines the UK sheep marketing chain

UK lamb and mutton balance sheet

Balance sheet202120222023
Production (000 tonnes) 282.9 291.2 286.0
Imports* (000 tonnes) 55.0 67.0 59.4
Exports* (000 tonnes) 71.5 77.2 87.0
Total consumption (000 tonnes) 266.6 281.0 258.4
Self sufficiency (%)** 106.2 103.6 110.7

Total supplies of meat available for consumption. All weights are carcase weight equivalent.

*Further publication of the trade flow information is prohibited unless expressly permitted by Trade Data Monitor LLC

**Self-sufficiency is based upon production as a percentage of consumption

Source: AHDB, Defra, UK HMRC complied by Trade Data Monitor LLC

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