Scottish food and drink exports hit half-year highStaff Writer | October 16, 2017
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has welcomed figures that show Scottish food and drink exports to Europe grew by £119 million in the first half of 2017 when compared to the same period last year.
Europe Food exports increased by 24%
Statistics also showed:
- Food exports increased by 24% to £770 million
- Scottish whisky exports grew £57 million (up 3%) to £1.8 billion
- Fish and seafood exports are up 38% to £459 million
- The EU accounted for 69% of all food exports. ■