Friday, 12th October 2012
UK: Food Statistics Pocketbook 2012
Source: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (UK)
Key Statistics : Food Supply & Prices
Food prices have risen 12% in real terms over the last five years taking us back to 1997 in terms of cost of food relative to other goods.
Median income after housing costs fell 12% between 2002-03 and 2010-11 for low income decile households while rising in all other income groups.
Compared to the EU: Food prices rose 32% in the UK between 2007 and 2012 while rising only 13% in France and Germany.
In 2011, 25 countries together accounted for 90% of UK food supply. Just over half of this (51.8%) was supplied domestically from within the UK.
Exports have risen by almost 50% since 2005, measured in 2011 prices. Exports rose by 9% in 2011 on top of an 8% rise in 2010
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