UK: Foot and mouth disease hampers food and drink export recovery
The UK's food and drink export market has shown a 2% drop in sales in 2001 reflecting the impact of the foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak and the strength of the pound. According to figures released today [Thursday] by global food and drink export marketing agency Food from Britain (FFB), the value of UK food and drink exports dropped by £207m (US$302.8m) for the calendar year 2001, which sees the market now worth just over £8.5bn.
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