The coronavirus pandemic has slowed growth in many markets, but export of British red meat is not one of them, according to a 25 August story by FarmingUK. Overall numbers are down year on year, but shipments of beef bound for countries outside the European Union are up 21%. Japan accounts for much of the demand. Ranking third among destinations, the country has received 1,369t of beef from the UK so far this year, resulting in a £4.7mn boost for the industry. The 23-year ban on UK beef was lifted in January 2019.