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Healthy Figures For Scottish Exports

Bunnahabhain Distillery Islay, with Jura Behind

Sales of Scottish food and drink hit £1.2bn in the first three months of 2017, up £124m (11%) on the same period in 2016.

Scotch whisky and Scottish salmon were at the top of the UK export chart for the first quarter of 2017,making up 22% of the value of the UK's total food and drink exports. The graphic here is the Laphroig Visitor Centre.

Scotch whisky was the highest value export at £875.8m, up £79m (9.9%) year-on-year, while total food exports were up £45.5m (14%). Fish and seafood was the largest food sector, up £48.3m (30.8%).

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1 July 2017

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