Scotland’s food and drink sales increase 36% in only 10 years


(c) Scottish Business News Network

From Scotland Food & Drink, yesterday:

  • Sector grows by £527 million (in one year?)
  • Sector generated a £13.9 billion turnover in 2016, up 3.9% on the previous year.
  • Turnover is estimated to have increased by up to 36% since 2007.
  • The Scottish Government aims to double the value of food and drink to £30 billion by 2030.

In the absence of comparative figures, these increases suggest that earlier headlines still stand, if they’re not even better:

Still 8% of the population but now 30% of UK food and drink exports?

With only 8% of the population, Scotland accounts for more than 28% of UK food and drink exports. Too wee to survive on our own?


3 thoughts on “Scotland’s food and drink sales increase 36% in only 10 years

  1. gavin June 30, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Now, now John. You know there is no such thing as “Scottish” food and drink.
    Fluffy is allowed to promote English gin, but has to label anything Scottish as British.
    Its the only reason this small town lawyer is still in his role as Colonial Governor, waffler-in-chief and bag carrier for his masters.

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    • gavin June 30, 2018 / 2:43 pm

      Yup. British haggis. Look at the ludicrous fuss from Murdo Fraser and chums over “British” labelling of Scotch Whisky. And he was the person in favour of a “Scottish” Tory party!

      Fluffy is more than half way to a peerage (for services rendered) where he will join others whom the electorate tried to get rid of. These people are shameless.

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