Scottish food and drink exports hit record high



Food and drink exports from Scotland reached a record high of £6.3 billion last year, driven higher by surging whisky sales.
Exports rose by £293 million in 2018, a 4.9 per cent increase year on year, according to HMRC figures.
Whisky accounted for three-quarters of Scotland’s total, up by 7.8 per cent to £4.7bn, which offset a slight decrease across other sectors.
Food exports have grown 125 per cent since 2007.
Around two-thirds of food exports go to the European Union.
James Withers, chief executive of trade industry association Scotland Food and Drink, said: “The latest figures... read more

 
14 March 2019 in Business, Views: 68
Source: Scotsman
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