LONDON, ENGLAND — Although Britain’s wheat imports slowed in January, it is still on pace to more than double last season’s total, Reuters reported on March 13, citing customs data.
January imports totaled 103,197 tonnes, down from 332,847 tonnes in December 2020, the data showed.
A slowdown had been expected following the expiration of a transitional trade agreement between Britain and the European Union at the end of 2020, Reuters noted.
The data showed that Germany was Britain’s largest supplier in January, shipping 34,861 tonnes, followed by Denmark with 23,061 tonnes.
Imports were expected to climb this season after Britain’s wheat harvest totaled just 9.66 million tonnes last summer, a drop of 40.5% from the previous year.