Scotch whisky’s global success

Scotch whisky’s global success with exports

Scotch whisky, for some, is the very essence of Scotland, rich in history, craftmanship and culture. It’s no wonder that it’s such a booming export taking foreign markets by storm.

Last year Scotch whisky exports were worth £4.7 billion, with more than a billion bottles sent overseas. These considerable sales made up 70 per cent of Scotland’s total food and drink exports, and 21 per cent of the UK’s as a whole. Read more > from this BBC article.

UK exports boom in all 4 nations

New data released by HMRC has shown a rise of goods exports in every UK nation in the 2018/19 financial year. Goods exports from England grew at 3 per cent to £251.9 billion, Scotland at 12.9 per cent to £32.8 billion, Wales at 7.5 per cent to £17.7 billion and Northern Ireland grew at 4.4 per cent to £9.0 billion.

In the first quarter of 2019 there were 110,831 UK businesses across the country exporting goods, an increase of 5,073 compared to the same period last year. There are now more businesses exporting goods in every UK nation than ever before. Read more> 

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