EU agri-food exports still at record level

After a slow-down in August, the value of EU agri-food exports has resumed the positive trend (+13%), as monthly exports in September exceeded imports by €2 billion. The exports to the US (+19%) and China (+18%) did particularly well. Russia fell down to fourth position as destination for EU agri-food exports, after US, China and Switzerland. Most significant increases in monthly export values were witnessed for wine, spirits and liqueurs and for chocolate and confectionaries.  Imports to the EU in September also went up compared to the previous month (+4.5%), especially for oilseeds other than soyabeans, coffee and tea, and cocoa beans. In the 12 months period from October 2014 to September 2015, EU agri-food exports to third countries are still at record level with an increase by 6.0% in value compared to the same period one year ago. More detailed statistics are available online.