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Brit food wows East Europeans.

EASTERN Europeans are developing a taste for British food and drink, figures released today show.

Exports to new EU member states rose 13 per cent to pounds 90 million in the first half of this year, Food from Britain said.

Latvia and Poland showed the biggest rise in imports of British produce at 85 per cent and 51 per cent respectively, according to the market development consultancy.

Fish, drinks and meat were the most popular items exported to these countries.

Meanwhile food and drink exports to Slovakia and the Czech Republic rose by 17 per cent and 14 per cent respectively in the first half of this year.

Overall, Britain's exports in this sector rose by 3.1 per cent to pounds 4.65 billion in the first six months of 2005.
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Date:Nov 4, 2005
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