Seafood and whisky exports increase
Food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421 million in 2016, to a record £5.5 billion.
The latest figures show an 8% increase in the value of exports to Scotland’s successful food and drink sector over the past year.
The figures also show that:
Food exports alone grew by 22% to £1.5 billion.
The fish and seafood category recorded the largest overall increase of £156 million (up 26%), with Europe the leading export destination.
Exports to EU countries were worth £2.3 billion overall, up £133 million last year.
Scotch Whisky exports grew by £153 million (up 4%) to over £4 billion in 2016.