SW food & drink exports up 8%

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According to latest figures from HMRC, exports of food and drink from the south west rose by 8% last year.

The amount of food and drink exported from the region increased to £810 million, with best sellers overseas being seafood (£173 million), dairy/eggs (£149 million) and meat (£94 million).

Nationally, total food and drink exports from the UK rose to £22 billion, reflecting an 8.6% increase.